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December 18, 2014

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Celeb sightings in St. Paul

(A team of Sun reporters is at the Republican National Convention this week in St. Paul.)

ST. PAUL -- I walked out of the Nevada delegation luncheon and into Jon Stewart.

Turns out the "Daily Show" host is staying at the same grand old downtown hotel as the Nevadans.

Don't ask. I haven't quite figured it out, either.

It's a pretty nice hotel.

A very energetic fan passed him a resume. He took one look and said she was overqualified.

Stewart has been clearly reading up on the Nevada drama between the Ron Paul supporters and the rest of the state party.

He asked what was up with seating Nevada's delegation, and suggested someone ought to double down.

Then, with a dark baseball cap on, he ventured into the street.

By the way, he was well aware he was in Nevada's company.

"I knew the Nevada delegation was in the hotel," he said. "Prime rib is only $4.95 here."

Updated at 1:40 p.m.

More star sightings: Toby from "The West Wing" (OK, that's Richard Schiff in real life) waiting in line with actress Wendy Malick.

She's chatting with Tom Brokaw, who's about two people back.

It's so not Hollywood -- or Vegas -- to see celebs standing in line under the Minnesota sun like regular people, waiting to get inside.

I've been in for a few minutes now, just in time for a pause in the proceedings.

The Nevada delegation seems to be filling its seats on the floorm -- just a delegation between them and the stage.

But lots of empty seats in the stands.

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