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Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has a new political action committee, but says he's made no decision about how to use it. Rybak tells the Associated Press he'll talk about the future with his family over the holidays and make an announcement by the end of the year.

He tells the Southwest Journal the new RYPAC was started with $2,500 left over after he closed the books on his unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign.

Rybak could use the PAC money for a statewide race of his own or could put it toward someone else's campaign.

He's heading into his 12th year as mayor and is considering whether to run for a fourth term. That decision will start a political chain reaction in City Hall, particularly if he decides not to run again. Several fellow DFLers interested in the mayor's office are likely to run only if Rybak steps aside.

MinnPost last week asked a couple of former mayors to help read the tea leaves about Rybak's decision.

Larry Jacobs of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs recently told the Minnesota Daily that if Rybak does not run again nearly every member of the city council will consider running.

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