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Paula Overbye, seen in an Aug. 7, 2013 photo in Eagan, Minn., is running for the congressional seat held by Republican John Kline. Overby, born a man who now identifies as a woman, believes she will be the first openly transgendered person from Minnesota to run for Congress. (AP Photo/Pioneer Press, Scott Takushi)

Transgender candidate to enter Minnesota race

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A 59-year-old who was born a man but identifies as a woman plans to run for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District.

Paula Overby believes she will be the first openly transgendered person from Minnesota to run for Congress.

Overby, a quality assurance analyst from Eagan, has never been a candidate or held appointed office.

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