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Conservative Group Could Protect GOPers Who Support Gay Marriage

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The two races most immediately on the group's mind, according to the Star Tribune, feature GOP state legislators who voted last year to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Neither received endorsements from local Republicans entities since making that vote and both are facing direct primary challenges.

"Minnesota needs excellent conservative leaders and to get them and keep them we will make the necessary investments," Pat Shortridge, the former state GOP party chair, said of the group's intentions.