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Political Notebook -- Candidates have no sweet tooth for sugar industry

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By Don Davis

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Neither major presidential candidate appears to have a sweet tooth -- at least when it comes to subsidizing the American sugar industry.


"I would stop subsidizing sugar," Republican John McCain flatly said the other day on "60 Minutes."

In 2005, Democrat Barack Obama wrote in the Chicago Tribune that he opposed "indefensible sugar subsidies that benefit a handful of wealthy growers."

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