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Doyle makes strategic move in railroad commissioner appointment

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Gov. Jim Doyle may have killed two birds with one stone when he appointed Senate Democrat Roger Breske as the state's new railroad commissioner.

First, the governor found a man with railroad experience to replace Rod Kreunen, 74. Doyle might have made it easier to pass the indoor public smoking ban he's pushing for since Breske was one of the ban's biggest opponents.

Breske, 69, said he fully intended to run for re-election this fall before the railroad job came up.

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