Longest-serving member of House GOP ousted in primary by Tea Party candidate

Republicans in the Lake Minnetonka area have chosen Tea Party organizer Cindy Pugh over 22-year State Rep. Steve Smith. Pugh was inspired by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann to run for office and criticized Smith as a career politician. Smith had union backing after his support for a new Vikings stadium.
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Republicans in the Lake Minnetonka area have chosen Tea Party organizer Cindy Pugh over 22-year State Rep. Steve Smith. Pugh was inspired by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann to run for office and criticized Smith as a career politician. Smith had union backing after his support for a new Vikings stadium.

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