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So far, Senate special election race lacks pizazz

What the political world thought would be a barn-burning US Senate race that would draw national media attention has fizzled into a slumberous event that has yet to stir the sort of passions and interest that marked recent campaigns.

So far, the primary election battle that will be decided in just five weeks has barely made a blip on the electorate’s radar screen. The race has failed to spark interest among a large number of the state’s political activists who follow and work for candidates. The national media’s focus has waned.

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