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Continued: Readers Write (June 9): Meg Tuthill, senior discounts, Kao Xiong, Michele Bachmann, Mark Ritchie

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I was sadly disappointed that Bachmann decided not to run for re-election. It would have been more satisfying to see her elected out of office. Her leadership will be missed by some, but not by me.

RICHARD MONSON, Zimmerman, Minn.

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MARK RITCHIE

He’s served us well as chief of state elections

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie set the standard for excellence in election administration. Under his guidance, Minnesota has been proud of its high level of voter participation and civic engagement. The 2008 recount won accolades as the standard for rigorous and fair practice. His office has improved the voter registration system and has expanded services. Vote for a Vet and Safe at Home are both programs I personally appreciate. This is what democracy in action looks like.

SHERI SMITH, St. Paul

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