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Steve Sviggum appears at a 2005 news conference with Gov. Tim Pawlenty. At the time, the Kenyon Republican was speaker of the state House. Now, as state labor commissioner, he may face legal issues if he runs for governor.

'Curveball' suspends Sviggum campaign

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RED WING, Minn. -- Steve Sviggum's path to the governor's mansion may have hit a roadblock.

The Department of Labor and Industry commissioner's oversight of OSHA may qualify him as a federal employee -- a group forbidden to run for public office.

"This was a curveball out of left field," the former House speaker and Kenyon Republican said Thursday. "I'm kind of suspended right now."

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