Grams backs Emmer

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Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams announced today that he’s backing Tom Emmer for governor. Grams, who served one term before losing to Democrat Mark Dayton in 2000, said Emmer is best suited to make the right decisions regarding the state’s budget.

The news conference was held today in Duluth. Grams is known in Minnesota’s eighth congressional district because he made an attempt to defeat DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar in 2006.

Here’s audio of today’s news conference:

Side note: I reported earlier that Emmer would take part in MPR’s Midday debate. Emmer’s campaign notified MPR News two hours before the forum that he would not participate.

Thanks to MPR’s Bob Kelleher for sending the audio and photo to me.