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Published March 05, 2010, 09:25 AM

Secretary of State Breaks Ankle

North Dakota's secretary of state will be running for re-election on a broken right ankle for the next six weeks.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's secretary of state will be

running for re-election on a broken right ankle for the next six

weeks.

Al Jaeger hurt himself when he slipped on some ice. He had

surgery on Tuesday to have two screws put into the ankle.

Jaeger is seeking re-election this year. North Dakota

Republicans are expected to endorse him at their state convention

in Grand Forks in two weeks. He was first elected to the job in

1992.

The 66-year-old Jaeger is using a four-wheeled rolling walker

and crutches to get around. He says he wasn't planning a big

convention show anyway, but he says getting on the convention stage

could be tricky.

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