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Late entrant could yet win race to the Aras

Published 05/08/2011 | 05:00

When Senator David Norris's bid for the Aras came to a crashing, messy end on Tuesday, that should've calmed things down.

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The most controversial of the presidential candidates was now gone from the race, so it seemed logical the electorate would wait for the dust to settle and then turn their attention to the remaining quartet -- Fine Gael's Gay Mitchell, Labour's Michael D Higgins and the two Independents, Mary Davis and Sean Gallagher.

But while the odds have shortened on the current quartet -- with Michael D favourite just ahead of Mitchell -- politically minded punters are readying themselves to back a late addition of AN Other to the field. But why? Is it that the candidates are failing to capture the public mood?

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