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ST. PAUL, MN (KARE) - Sometimes, you just get caught up in the moment and emotion elbows rational thinking out of the way.

How else can you explain the decision made by R.T. Rybak's mother to jump into a crowded ballroom and crowd surf immediately following the declaration of Barack Obama as the winner of the 2012 presidential race.

Rybak is known for his bursts of enthusiasm, especially when Democrats prevail, so his move to crowd surf isn't unexpected, or out of character. But his mother, who has long held an AARP card, actually climbed up into the arms of a crazed crowd even before her son did.

The Minneapolis Mayor may take some guff Wednesday over his mother beating him to the punch.

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