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ST. PAUL -- One of Washington's influential lobbying organizations soon will have a stronger Minnesota leaning with the promotion of a Detroit Lakes native.


Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, president and chief executive officer of the Financial Services Roundtable, on Jan. 1 will make Eric Hoplin, a former Minnesota Republican Party official, the group's executive director. Hoplin has been the organization's vice president of communications and organizational strategy.

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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.