Dayton lead cut to 3 percentage points after vote correction
Minnesota voters were pretty evenly divided Tuesday about who best can fix the state's budget woes: Mark Dayton, a well-known liberal with a long record in office, or Tom Emmer, a conservative new to statewide politics.
Democrat Dayton received 45 and Republican Tom Emmer had 42 percent with half of the state's precincts reporting early today, according to unofficial secretary of state returns. No one was ready to declare victory.
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