MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With just a couple weeks to go in the legislative session, a dog is helping break down party lines.

State Representative Peggy Bennett (R-District 27A) occasionally brings her dog, Colter, with her to the State Capitol.

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“Bringing a dog to the Capitol like this actually makes it more human, you know, because you just relate on a different level where it doesn’t matter what party you’re from,” Bennett said. “He’s kind of generated his own fan club around here.”

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Rep. Kurt Daudt & Colter (credit: CBS)

Rep. Kurt Daudt & Colter (credit: CBS)

He spends his days greeting visitors and making friends, including House Speaker Kurt Daudt.

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Bennett says Colter loves to get treats, and he even ate an entire bowl of candy from her office — wrappers and all.