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Minnesota campaign regulators elect new chairwoman

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former state Sen. Deanna Wiener is the new chairwoman of the Minnesota regulatory board that polices campaign fundraising and spending.

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The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board elevated Wiener to the leadership position Tuesday. She assumes the post held by Andrew Luger, who resigned late last month to take on a new assignment as Minnesota's lead federal prosecutor.

Wiener is a Democrat who represented the Eagan area in the Legislature for a decade. She has been on the campaign board since 2011.

Luger was nominated to be the next U.S. attorney for Minnesota. His resignation leaves a vacancy on the six-member board, which has designated slots for members by political party affiliation. Gov. Mark Dayton will appoint someone to fill that slot no sooner than mid-October.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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