Why control of the U.S. House could hinge on Minnesota in 2018

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Sam Brodey From north to south, woods to prairie, the vast majority of the state of Minnesota will be hotly contested political turf in the 2018 election cycle.Of the state’s eight U.S. House seats, five are among the handful of races considered legitimately competitive — and a few even rank as top national priorities for both parties.It’s not a stretch to say that control of the House could be decided in the North Star State: with Republicans commanding a 23-seat majority, and Democrats aiming to chip away, or even reverse, that total, having a slate of five competitive races in one state is a big deal.How much progress Democrats make, the conventional wisdom goes, depends on President Donald Trump. Midterm elections are often...

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