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Mark Dayton

senator, D-MN

Mark Dayton has formally declared his candidacy for Governor of Minnesota in the November 2010 election. Previously, he served as Minnesota's 34th United States Senator. In the Senate, Mark was a member of the Armed Services, Agriculture, and Homeland Security Committees. In October 2002, he was one of 23 senators to vote against the Iraq War Resolution. He was a strong critic of the Bush Administration's failed policies domestically and internationally. He voted against both Bush tax cuts for unfairly benefiting the wealthiest Americans, and against Republican budgets that turned President Clinton's surpluses into record high deficits.