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Former State Auditor Joins Minnesota Governor’s Race

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Pat Anderson

One Republican in, one Republican out in Minnesota’s 2010 governor’s race. Less than 24 hours after former U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad took himself out of the running for the seat , former state auditor and Eagan Mayor Pat Anderson jumped in.

On her newly launched Web site , Anderson said that the focus of her candidacy will be “common sense and reform.”  

“Herein lie the central themes of the Pat Anderson administration – individual liberty with a government that is limited, smart, and transparent,” she wrote, in what sounded more like a decree than a stump speech . “My belief in these principles is not just an ideological faith. I will, and have, governed by these principles because they work.”