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Bakk forms governor committee


ST. PAUL - State Sen. Tom Bakk has become the second Democrat to file paperwork establishing a governor campaign committee for the 2010 election.

However, he said in a Wednesday interview, the committee is only to allow him to investigate a candidacy. He said he plans to make a decision by the end of the year.

"I would characterize it as an exploratory committee," Bakk said via telephone from his Canadian cabin.

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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.