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Eighteen called to run for Senate

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ST. PAUL -- God apparently did not call Jesse Ventura, but 18 others got the message to run for U.S. Senate.

Whether it is divine intervention or just plain Minnesota civic mindedness, large numbers of candidates will crowd the Sept. 9 primary election ballot. The Senate race drew seven candidates in each the Democratic and Independence parties.

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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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