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Tom Emmer, with his wife, Jacquie, at his side, announces his bid for the 6th Congressional District seat before a small crowd of supporters at River Front and Lions Park, Wednesday evening, June 5, 2013 in Delano, Minn. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jeff Wheeler)

Republican's Emmer jumps into Minn.'s 6th District race


DELANO, Minn. - Tom Emmer, the Republican who narrowly lost the last governor's race to Mark Dayton, kicked off his attempt at a political comeback Wednesday as he joined the 2014 race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress.

Emmer launched his campaign at a riverfront park in his hometown of Delano. He said in an interview beforehand that his close loss to Democrat Dayton in 2010 taught him to be a better candidate, and said he would seek to follow in Bachmann's footsteps.

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