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State Republicans pick Rep. Kurt Daudt as House minority leader

After a caucus meeting that lasted more than five hours, Minnesota House Republicans Saturday selected Rep. Kurt Daudt from Crown, in Isanti County, to be their new minority leader. The pick comes a day after Senate Republicans picked Sen. David Hann of Eden Prairie to be Senate minority leader.
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After a caucus meeting that lasted more than five hours, Minnesota House Republicans Saturday selected Rep. Kurt Daudt from Crown, in Isanti County, to be their new minority leader, the Star Tribune reported.

The pick comes a day after Senate Republicans picked Sen. David Hann of Eden Prairie to be Senate minority leader.

The selections came after the DFL regained control of the House and Senate in Tuesday's general election after losing both chambers in 2010.

In their picks Wednesday, state Democrats made Sen. Tom Bakk of Cook their new Senate Majority Leader, and Erin Murphy of St. Paul the House Majority Leader.

The Democrats' current Minority Leader, Paul Thissen, of Minneapolis, was picked by the DFL as the new Speaker of the House.

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