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By Pete Radosevich
Harrys gang 

Minnesota breeds good politicians


February 22, 2019

There’s a reason why Minnesota has advanced so many presidential candidates over the years.

Some, like Eugene McCarthy and Harold Stassen, ran so often they lost credibility.

Others, like Tim Pawlenty and Michelle Bachman never really had a chance, although Tim Pawlenty might have been a decent president.

And two others actually came pretty close to the presidency: Hubert Humphrey in 1968 (he lost by less than 1 percent of the popular vote) and Walter Mondale (well, 59 percent to 41 percent isn’t all that close, but he was on the ticket).

It remains to be seen where the latest candidate...

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