Online NewsHour's Plains Regional Analysis
Mclaughlin, 72, has lived his entire life in Minnesota. He has been involved in politics since '46, very active in the Minnesota Democratic-Farm Labor party and worked in every Democratic presidential campaign since Hubert Humphrey ran in 1968.
Sue Rochne is an old Democratic convention hand -- she brought beer to the Indiana delegation in '56 when John F. Kennedy was being nominated for the vice presidency. Rochne likes travel and wildlife (she recently traveled to the Artic to see polar bears and whales), is pro-choice and lobbys for battered women.