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Campaigning the Minnesotans United way is exhausting, time-consuming, often-frustrating work. There are plenty of political gurus who advise candidates and causes not to bother, and to stick with slick media campaigns instead.
But I’ve noticed that even the cleverest of those media campaigns often leave voters cynical and dissatisfied. Minnesotans United left a lot of people encouraged about democracy and eager for more. And it’s going to leave some loving couples with marriage licenses. That difference is huge.
Lori Sturdevant is a Star Tribune editorial writer and columnist. She is at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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