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Ruling bars Sviggum from governor race

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RED WING, Minn. - Steve Sviggum's gubernatorial campaign is on indefinite hold.

The Department of Labor and Industry commissioner said Wednesday that a U.S. Office of Special Counsel decision handed down last week prohibits him from seeking the Republican endorsement for governor.

"I have a hole in my stomach the size of Lake Mille Lacs," the former House speaker said in an interview with the Republican Eagle.

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