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Tom Horner waves to someone in the audience before a debate focused on transportation and related issues. He has not run for office before and faces a struggle getting money and volunteers in his third-party effort. Forum Communications Co. photo by Don Davis

Horner faces uphill climb as third-party hopeful

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DULUTH -- Tom Horner is not one of those candidates who always dreamed about being governor.

In fact, he gave the prospect little or no thought until 14 months ago. That was when he was at a social gathering, common for the then-public relations executive, and came upon Independence Party Chairman Jack Uldrich.


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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.