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Photo Gallery: Merkel Hits the Stump

Peer Who? Merkel Kicks Off Campaign by Ignoring Challenger

Chancellor Angela Merkel has finally hit the campaign trail in earnest, but the incumbent is doing all she can to completely ignore her opponent, Peer Steinbrück. With a solid lead in the polls, the strategy is likely to work.