GOP gathers in Rochester for 'shock and awe'
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A little-known St. Louis County commissioner emerged Friday night as the Republican leader to take on Democratic Sen. Al Franken.
But Commissioner Chris Dahlberg's lead was fairly slim and Republican state convention delegates were prepared to meet well into this morning.
Republicans were looking ahead to Aug. 12 even before they began casting ballots Friday night.
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