Dayton says recount delay could slow budget work
ST. PAUL -- The leader of Minnesota's governor race fears a delay in naming a winner past mid-December will hinder state budget preparation.
Democrat Mark Dayton said a recount of all 2.1 million ballots cast in the Nov. 2 election has forced him to do things other than concentrate on what Minnesotans found out Thursday will be a $6.2 billion deficit.
"It's created a diversion of time, resources (and increased) fundraising responsibilities," Dayton said.
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