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Kerry Beats Bush!

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In the race to be a commissioner of the Hennepin County, Minn., Soil and Water District, that is. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that no one actually filed to run for the vacant commissioner's post, leaving county officials to tally write-in votes to try to determine a winner. And Kerry got more than Bush, although each had fewer than 10. Other write-ins included former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and several local pro athletes: Twins pitcher Johan Santana, Vikings receiver Randy Moss and Timberwolves forward Latrell Sprewell.

 

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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