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| July 16, 2013 9:24 AM

FILE - This June 13, 2005 file photo shows Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer talking at the Western Governor's Conference in Breckenridge, Colo. The struggle for control of Montana’s largest publicly-traded company is turning increasingly bitter ahead of a May 2 shareholders’ vote. Former Gov. Schweitzer and a team of dissident investors are sparring with Stillwater Mining executives over who could better lead the company. Their dueling campaigns to sway public opinion have included sharp personal attacks from both sides, and forced Stillwater Chairman Frank McAllister to return $2.3 million in company shares following a shareholder’s lawsuit. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)