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Puppet backers reinvigorate write-in campaign for Duluth mayor

He may not be on the ballot for Duluth mayor, but don't count him out. Mr. Nice is in the race to win, said assistant Allen Richardson. Supporters of Mr. Nice, a blue puppet, are holding a rally at Lake Avenue and Superior Street at 4:20 p.m. today.

He may not be on the ballot for Duluth mayor, but don't count him out. Mr. Nice is in the race to win, said assistant Allen Richardson.

Supporters of Mr. Nice, a blue puppet, are holding a rally at Lake Avenue and Superior Street at 4:20 p.m. today.

"He'll be ranting and raving on the issues," Richardson said. "It will be a whirlwind ride of high-minded rhetoric. He'll be unleashing the unbridled power of his toxic charisma."

Earlier this year Mr. Nice was told that he couldn't be on the ballot because he's a piece of art, not a real person. That stand by the powers that be saddened but didn't surprise Mr. Nice, who decided to run a write-in campaign.

``He's in it to win it and he's going the distance," Richardson said. "It's absolutely inconceivable that he would not have a good showing on Tuesday."

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For more information on Mr. Nice, go to www.myspace .com/mrniceformayor.

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