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State Rep. Kurt Bills and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar are shown before a debate this summer. (Forum Communications file photo)

Klobuchar, Bills look at budget through different lenses

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ST. PAUL -- Kurt Bills dumped several books on a table in his U.S. Senate campaign office, declaring they were his plan to fix the federal budget.

He said those documents provided a "starting point," admitting that key provisions such as eliminating the Education Department likely would be dropped in negotiations.

Amy Klobuchar touted her vote on the Budget Control Act that would chop $2.2 trillion in federal spending over 10 years as her starting point.

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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.
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