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Abeler says experience sets him apart in GOP Senate race


BAXTER — Believing the federal deficit is the nation’s biggest domestic problem, Rep. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, said he stands apart from other Republican U.S. Senate candidates in his ability to address that issue.

“This is a perilous time for America,” the veteran state legislator said Thursday at a gathering of Republicans at the Comfort Suites. “There’s no time for on-the-job training.”

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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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