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Published August 22, 2012, 07:11 PM

Minnesota lawmaker in sex scandal getting out of race

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Democrat who had a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy dropped his re-election bid Wednesday, hours after declaring he would stay in the race in defiance of party leaders who wanted him out as they fight to regain control of the state Legislature.

By: MARTIGA LOHN,Associated Press, Associated Press

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