Veteran lawmaker Ortman denied GOP endorsement

Minnesota Senate Tax Committee Chair Julianne Ortman, the first woman to hold that powerful position, failed to win Republican Party endorsement in her re-election fight Tuesday night. Neither she nor challenger Bruce Schwichtenberg won the super majority needed from activists to get their nod. Now the 10-year legislative veteran from Chanhassen will have to vie in a primary for the chance to return to the Capitol.
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Minnesota Senate Tax Committee Chair Julianne Ortman, the first woman to hold that powerful position, failed to win Republican Party endorsement in her re-election fight Tuesday night. Neither she nor challenger Bruce Schwichtenberg won the super majority needed from activists to get their nod. Now the 10-year legislative veteran from Chanhassen will have to vie in a primary for the chance to return to the Capitol.

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