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A kiss is just a kiss... Governor candidate Tom Horner primed his pig for the race, giving her a smack on the snout before she began her journey round the track. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Nevis Muskie rolls out pink carpet for pig racing fans

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It was a great day at the races - pig races, that is.

People arrived from far and wide to view the event and meet politicians stepping on the soapbox.


"This is fabulous," Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner said. His porker claimed victory by a whisker over pigs representing Republican Tom Emmer and Democrat Margaret Anderson Kelliher.

That was after smooching his racer, to the delight of the audience.

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