They went from working alongside each other in St. Paul to campaigning for the same job.

The recent primary election had a notable local race for approximately half of Bloomington’s residents. Three-term Minnesota Rep. Andrew Carlson (D-50B) and two-term Minnesota Rep. Steve Elkins (D-49B) wound up in the same district as a result of the new statewide House and Senate district boundaries drawn earlier this year. They were not the only same-party legislators who found themselves paired as a result.

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