The Free Press, Mankato, MN

State, national news

March 31, 2013

Amid turbulent session, Gov. Mark Dayton looks to re-election



"I think people in their 70s are equivalent to people in their 50s compared to decades before," Dayton said. "I feel very good, my energy level is very good. I have a young staff to keep me on my toes."

Still, he said the 2014 campaign would be the last political race of his life. He's expecting Republicans and business groups to "go after me with everything possible."

"I don't look forward to that, but I've been doing public service in Minnesota for most of the last 38 years," Dayton said. "People will know who I am and what I stand for, and they can agree or disagree."

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