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Before the Runoff, or Not, a Recap

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Speaking of tomorrow's to-do list ...

It's true -- Sam Merten doesn't live here anymore. He up and split a couple of weeks back, all on his own. He can now be found wandering the countryside playing the role of George Armstrong Custer in Civil War re-enactments; he recently wrote from somewhere outside Crow Agency, Montana, insisting he's having the time of his life. But just before he skedaddled, Sam was invited by the YouPlusDallas crew to sit atop our former HQ on Commerce St. and opine about the four fellers vying to become Your Mayor, a sort of AV companion to his cover story on the subject some weeks back. Jump, but mind the facial hair.

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