Parade of GOP Senate candidates continues


Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, on Friday, was the latest in a succession of Republican U.S. Senate candidates who have brought their campaign to the Brainerd area as the Feb. 4 party caucuses draw near.

The veteran state lawmaker spoke before a group of about 30 interested persons at the Brainerd Perkins restaurant Friday night and emphasized her determination to unseat the incumbent, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

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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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