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Surrounded by his children Amanda, 20, Phil, 17 and wife, Rhonda, Republican state Sen. Dave Thompson announces his gubernatorial run at the Capitol, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. Thompson is the fourth Republican in the race, with others still mulling a challenge against Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton next year. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe)

Thompson joins GOP governor race

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ST. PAUL -- Dave Thompson, who made his name as a conservative talk show host, says he stands out from other Republican gubernatorial candidates because he can work with Democrats and Republicans alike.


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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.