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File Photo: Rep. Tom Emmer, a Republican governor candidate, announces Tuesday that Annette Meeks will be his running mate. Meeks runs a conservative think tank in the Twin Cities. (Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau)

Emmer picks political insider

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ST. PAUL -- An Illinois native who ran Newt Gingrich's office after he became U.S. House speaker is Minnesota governor candidate Rep. Tom Emmer's running mate.

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Emmer, a Delano Republican, Tuesday picked Annette Meeks as his lieutenant governor candidate three days before the Republican state convention is to endorse a ticket.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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