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Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau" Tom Horner answers a question during one of what could be nearly 40 forums before the campaign is over. He is the Independence Party candidate for Minnesota governor.

Horner faces uphill battle in Minnesota governor's election

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DULUTH -- Tom Horner is not one of those candidates who always dreamed about being governor.

In fact, he gave the prospect little or no thought until 14 months ago. That was when he was at a social gathering, common for the then-public relations executive, and came upon Independence Party Chairman Jack Uldrich.


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