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Emmer Takes 6th District GOP Primary

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Emmer has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. House seat vacated by retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Emmer defeated Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah Tuesday to capture the GOP’s nod in the 6th District. It’s a political resurrection for Emmer, who lost the 2010 governor’s race to Democrat Mark Dayton in a recount.

Emmer was the frontrunner in Tuesday’s primary, with a money edge and the party’s endorsement. He’ll be a heavy favorite in November in a district that tilts sharply Republican.

He’ll face Sartell Mayor Joe Perske, a Democrat.

Emmer served in the state House from 2005 through 2010. After his loss to Dayton, he co-hosted a conservative talk radio show for two years before announcing his candidacy for Congress.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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