“I’ve got it all. I’ll never get any work done,” Limmer joked Thursday, the day he and fellow GOP senators moved into the building they once bitterly opposed — and which many in his party brandished like a weapon against DFLers. “I’ll just sit up here and daydream.”

And now there's this in Minnesota Public Radio's Tim PugmireRepublicans already eying 2018 governor’s race:

House Speaker Kurt Daudt spent the past year campaigning on the need for political balance in St. Paul. But with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton not seeking re-election in 2018 and the GOP in control of the House and Senate, Daudt stressed the importance of winning the open seat and creating a new power dynamic.

“We need to make sure we earn the trust and confidence that Minnesotans have put in us, and we do everything we can to work together, better that we ever have before, to make sure we win the governor’s office in two years,” Daudt said. “We will have complete control of state government for the first time ever in the state of Minnesota.”

Insert your own cliche about change and hypocrisy here.

Photo: Senator Rosen's stuffed bull was moved into the new office building. Photo by Glenn Stubbe, Star Tribune.

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