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Explosive start to gov. race


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's major governor candidates wasted no time launching attacks on each other Friday night in the first debate of the general election campaign.

In an explosive debate, Republican Tom Emmer blasted Democrat Mark Dayton for being involved in government much of his career.

"I have actually been living outside government while you are living inside," Emmer told Dayton.

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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.