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Election Notebook: GOP Senate candidate airs first TV commercial

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ST. PAUL -- Kurt Bills' first television commercial of his U.S. Senate campaign attacks Sen. Amy Klobuchar with allegations she says are false.

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The 30-second commercial claims that as Hennepin County attorney, Klobuchar ignored evidence against Tom Petters, who later was prosecuted in a scheme to bilk investors.

"He ran one of the biggest ponzi schemes in history ... and Amy Klobuchar helped keep him out of prison," the spot says.

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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.
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