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Associated Press, Published July 19 2013

Krinkie joins 6th District GOP House race in Minnesota

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Former state Rep. Phil Krinkie says he's joining the 2014 Republican race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress.

Krinkie told the St. Cloud Times Friday he's entering the race in Minnesota's 6th District. His first formal campaign event is Saturday at the Sherburne County Fair in Elk River.

Krinkie is now president of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

He first ran for Congress in the 6th District in 2006, the year Bachmann was elected, but bowed out after Bachmann got the Republican endorsement.

Announced Republican candidates for the seat include former state Rep. Tom Emmer, state Sen. John Pederson and Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah (sihv-ah-RAHJ'-uh).

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Information from: St. Cloud Times, http://www.sctimes.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.