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Buyer's remorse? Race to tighten

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Farmington, 55024
Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Expect the presidential race to be closer than the double-digit lead Barack Obama has shown in Minnesota, the state's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party chairman said.

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"I saw one commentator say it is buyers' remorse," Chairman Brian Melendez said.

However, the chairman said he has not seen evidence of such remorse in Minnesota. "Obama has a pretty committed base here."

A fear among Democrats is Obama supporters at the last minute will wonder if they picked the right candidate.

The other danger Melendez sees is that Obama supporters will think: "He doesn't need my vote, so I won't come out."

While that would affect only voters who were "somewhat wishy-washy anyway," it could change a close race, the chairman added.

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