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Progressive tax policy will remain a priority, Mark Dayton said Wednesday after winning the Minnesota governor race. He wants to raise taxes on the rich. Pioneer Photo/ Don Davis

Dayton accepts victory

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ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor's office as differently as they were on the campaign trail.


Dayton, the liberal winner, was somber. Emmer, the conservative loser, was loser light hearted. The contrast was much like their campaigns, which presented voters the starkest liberal-conservative gap in memory.

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