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Minnesota senate race winds into high gear

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By Scott Wente

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - The U.S. Senate candidates are sprinting toward Nov. 4, but it may be Minnesota voters who grow tired during the next eight weeks of hearing what they have been told for months.


Fresh off primary victories, Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken last week talked about debates and ramped up their campaigns, but returned to the same arguments that so far have framed the race.

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