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The Capitol Note: Campaign ads on statewide races have begun

Former Republican House Rep. Marty Seifert, who is still competing against a field of GOP contenders to take on Gov. Mark Dayton, will start running ads this week. Dayton Campaign Manager Katharine Tinucci said it's not time yet for the governor to run ads.

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The Capitol Note: House compromise divides lawmakers, advocates

The bill would allow children and certain adults with severe illnesses -- more restrictive than a different proposal that has stalled in the House -- to ingest and vaporize marijuana as part of clinical trials. The Senate version, which has been moving with more force, is more permissive. The proposals will travel in earnest on Friday into next week.

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Senate charges ahead on medical marijuana

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk explained that the Senate’s quickened pace came at Dayton’s urging. “The governor, probably about two weeks ago, actually asked the Legislature to move on the bill,” Bakk said. “I guess, at his request, we thought we would show him that courtesy.”

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The Capitol Note: Nguyen’s withdrawal opens door for former GOP Sens. Daley, Howe

1.) The Republican field for secretary of state was turned on its head yesterday by the withdrawal of the lone registered GOP candidate, financier Dennis Nguyen. Nguyen, who had garnered endorsements from a majority of Republican legislators in both chambers ...

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