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Outside group ads up in Minnesota governor race

May 13, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An outside political group's new television promotes Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Honour as having the toughest stance against the nation's new health care law.

The ad starting Wednesday is the first major outside group television commercial of the governor's race. Compete Minnesota, a well-funded group airing it, aims to lift up Honour in a crowded GOP field. He is a businessman making his first run for office and is seeking the GOP nomination against Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.

Compete Minnesota was formed last year and has been largely funded by a California executive at the investment company where Honour formerly worked.

Public records show the initial ad buy is about $23,000.

Two other Republican candidates, Marty Seifert and Jeff Johnson, have made small TV ad purchases in the race.



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