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Governor candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher, right, and her running mate, John Gunyou, talk to reporters in this May file photo after filing paperwork to run in the DFL Aug. 10 primary election. (Don Davis/ Forum Communications Co., file)

Kelliher stresses she is not like the others


MINNEAPOLIS -- Margaret Anderson Kelliher wants voters to know she isn't one of the guys.

She often subtly reminds people that she is the only female major candidate in the Minnesota governor's race, and could become the first woman to lead the state, but even more importantly leading up to the Aug. 10 Democratic primary election she tries to get across the message that she is not loaded with money like her two main opponents.

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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.