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TIM PAWLENTY (R)

First elected in 2002; Seeking second full term; Pawlenty was nominated with 89% in a two-way primary.

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  • Born: Nov. 27, 1960, St. Paul
  • Family: Married (Mary)
  • Education: Univ. Minn., B.A. 1983, J.D. 1986
  • Professional career: Attorney 1986-92.
  • Military: None
  • Previous elective office: Eagan Planning Comm., 1988-89; Eagan City Cncl., 1990-92; MN House of Reps., 1992-2002, Maj. Ldr., 1999-2002.

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MIKE HATCH (DFL)

Hatch, the state attorney general, was nominated with 74% in a three-way primary.

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  • Born: Nov. 12, 1948.
  • Family: Married (Patti); three children.
  • Education: Univ. Minn, B.S. 1970, J.D. 1973.
  • Professional career: Attorney.
  • Military: None
  • Previous elective office: Attorney general, 1998-present.

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