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Former Sen. John Howe of Red Wing speaks at the Republican convention in Rochester on Friday.

Severson wins secretary of state nod over Howe

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Minnesota Republicans did not need to wait to find out who won their secretary of state endorsement.

All they needed to do was see reactions state convention delegates had after the two candidates delivered their speeches.

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Former state Sen. John Howe of Red Wing stood in the back of the Mayo Convention Center Civic Center by himself, few delegates talking to him.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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