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A look at Minnesota's new lawmakers in Congress #7

Last November Democrats took control of both chambers of Congress with four new members from Minnesota, including Keith Allison, the first black and muslim from Minnesota elected to that position. As part of the majority bloc the new members were given key committee assignments. This story will focus on how these congressmen and congresswomen doing in their lesgislative assignments? Are they working for the state (districts) or their parties? What can be learned from their current performances in relation to their reelection bids in the 2008 presidential and congresiional elections/

Ken Rudin, Political Editor
National Public Radio
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Professor Kathryn Pearson, Congressional Politics and Institutions
University of Minnesota
Tel: 612 626 2777

Professor Timothy Johnson, Judicial Politics
University of Minnesota
Tel: 612 625 2907