ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Retiring Rep. John Kline has endorsed Republican Darlene Miller for his 2nd District seat.

Kline cited Miller’s “conservative values and real world experience” in choosing Miller from a crowded field of Republicans chasing the conservative-leaning district’s seat.

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Former state Sen. John Howe, engineer David Gerson and talk radio host Jason Lewis are also running on the Republican side.

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Miller is the chief executive of Permac Industries, which makes machined products.

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