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UPDATED 11:40: Wave removes two from chairmen jobs

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ST. PAUL -- A national Republican wave washed two Minnesota congressmen out of their committee chairmanships and one of them was facing even higher water that threatened his Washington job.

As it became obvious that Republicans would take control of the U.S. House, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson knew that meant he no longer would lead the House Agriculture Committee and Jim Oberstar understood he was out as Transportation Committee chairman even as his re-election remained in doubt.

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