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Published January 20, 2010, 01:03 PM

Army Vet Joins Minnesota Governor's Race

The newest entrant in Minnesota's crowded race for governor is promising voters he'd leave after a single term if they elect him.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The newest entrant in Minnesota's crowded

race for governor is promising voters he'd leave after a single

term if they elect him.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Joe Repya joined the hunt Wednesday for

the Independence Party nomination. The former Republican activist

said he'd be a consensus builder between political parties and to

further that goal would hold himself to one, four-year term.

The Independence Party has major party status in Minnesota and

was the political home of former Gov. Jesse Ventura.

Repya could face three or more challengers for the party

nomination. The Democratic and Republican parties also have

multiple candidates to choose from.

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