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Kellett beats Martin for House 10A endorsement


AITKIN — Political newcomer Chris Kellett, 45, of Brainerd, won a first-ballot victory against Kurt Martin, 54, of rural Brainerd, Saturday for the Republican endorsement for House District 10A.

Her 28-13 victory met the 60 percent majority that was required by convention rules (25 votes). Martin said he would abide by the decision of the convention.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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