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In this 2011 photo provided by the Minnesota House, State Rep. Kerry Gauthier, D

Minnesota lawmaker in rest stop scandal won't drop bid for re-election

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Democrat who had a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy said Wednesday he's still running for re-election, defying party leaders who urged him to drop out as they battle to regain control of the state Legislature.

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