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Democrats: Keep the endorsement process open


Ten months ago I took the Democrats of Senate District 10 to task for counting the ballots in their endorsement contest but declining to make the vote totals public.

Taylor Stevenson of Baxter won at least 60 percent of the votes and earned a first ballot victory against two candidates at that Crosby convention. The DFLers even passed a motion to destroy the ballots lest some janitor of nosy media type stumbled upon the results.

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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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