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With an impish smile, Republican governor candidate Tom Emmer walks past his campaign motor home, looking back at supporters he just addressed. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Sister's death inspired Emmer to run for governor

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BAXTER -- Agonizing pain overwhelmed Tom Emmer's 38-year-old sister as she lie in bed, but she was too weak to get up.

So Emmer moved her legs over the side of the bed, lifted her up and moved her around the room to keep her as comfortable as the woman dying of cancer could be.

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