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With governor’s election over, now they’ll plan the party

With the governor’s election finally over, Gov-elect Mark Dayton can now get down to the nitty-gritty, appointing staff and commissioners, outlining a budget and paying all those recount expenses.

And planning the inauguration party.

While Dayton said he hasn’t thought about it much, others apparently have. But they waited until the race was officially over to put it on the record.

Thanks to a Twitter note from AP’s Brian Bakst, we see this inauguration committee paperwork was filed Wednesday on “Election Finally Over Day.”

Purpose of the group: “Organizing events to celebrate and memorialize the inauguration of Mark Dayton to Governor of Minnesota.” Private donations are traditionally raised to pay for a series of events and parties.

Dana Anderson, campaign manager and chief of staff for Dayton’s transition team, is listed as chair of the inauguration committee; Ruth Orrick, former DFL Party chair, is vice-chair; and custodian of records is Katie Clark.

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