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Tom Emmer signs a petition asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to make sure that the number of votes cast for governor on Nov. 2 was the same as the number of voters. Emmer , the Republican candidate, trails Democrat Mark Dayton by nearly 8,800 votes. Tribune photo by Don?Davis

Emmer says he's comfortable with governor's race, his post-election life

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ST. PAUL -- Tom Emmer does not plan to exercise his option to cancel a statewide governor's race recount, which will continue the race until at least Dec. 14.


"If they are on the losing side, they want to know it was fair," the Republican candidate said Wednesday about his supporters.

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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.