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Army vet Repya joins Minnesota's gov race

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

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

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Retired Army Lt. Col. Joe Repya joined the hunt today 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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