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Minnesota: former GOP leader on trial

AP reports: A six-member jury and two alternates were chosen today to hear the case of former state Republican Party chairman Ron Eibensteiner (EHB'-un-STY'-nur), who is charged with breaking campaign finance laws.

Opening statements are expected tomorrow in Rochester.

Eibensteiner is accused of helping a Florida insurance company funnel $15,000 toward Tim Pawlenty's 2002 campaign for governor. -- AP Wire | 11/07/2005 | Former G-O-P chief heads to trial on campaign charges

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