Ortman defeats her primary challenger

Minnesota Senate Tax Committee Chair Julianne Ortman will face Democrat James Weygand in this fall's election. The Republican from Chanhassen beat Bruce Schwichtenberg after neither candidate won the GOP endorsement in May.
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Minnesota Senate Tax Committee Chair Julianne Ortman will face Democrat James Weygand in this fall's election. The Republican from Chanhassen beat Bruce Schwichtenberg after neither candidate won the GOP endorsement in May.

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