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Dayton picks chief of staff as running mate

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton did not look far to find a new running mate.

He announced this morning that his chief of staff, Tina Flint Smith, will replace Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon on this year's ballot.

In much of Dayton's three years in office Smith has been more visible than Prettner Solon, who opted against running for a second term after complaining last summer that she and Dayton seldom talked and she had little say in the administration.

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