MINNESOTA POLITICS: Emmer's softer side ... Pawlenty book deal ... Chamber fights spending ban
Republican Tom Emmer rode an insurgency theme to his party’s endorsement for Minnesota governor, promising convention delegates he’d “take back our state. ”No matter that Republicans have held the job he wants for the past eight years and all but four years in the past two decades. In an election season where frustration with government runs high, he’s playing the outsider card even as he runs from the inside.Word count: 534
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