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Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau Sen. Tom Bakk of Cook, left, listens to introductions of nearly 20 candidates, Republicans and Democrats, at an early-2010 governor forum. Bakk, a Democrat, dropped out of the race Saturday.

Bakk out of governor race

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Democratic governor race is a bit less crowded today after state Sen. Tom Bakk dropped out.

The Cook senator said Saturday he did not think he could get the required 60 percent of the state convention delegates to win the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's endorsement. He said he will turn his full attention to his job as Senate Tax Committee chairman.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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