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Hugs and smiles as campaign opens

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ST. PAUL -- The official campaign season started with bipartisan smiles Tuesday in St. Paul, even if no one expects it to end that way.


The first four Minnesotans to file paperwork to officially become state candidates were lined up at the counter Tuesday, three of them filling out the forms. But Rick Nolan, Democratic candidate in the 8th Congressional District, had not started.

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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.