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Published May 31, 2010, 01:10 PM

IP gov. candidate Hahn picks running mate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Independence Party candidate for governor Rob Hahn has selected his running mate. He's Thomas Harens, a former state representative.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Independence Party candidate for governor Rob Hahn has selected his running mate. He's Thomas Harens, a former state representative.

Hahn says Sunday that he picked Harens because of his experience with statewide and legislative campaigns. Also, he says Harens relates well to independent voters.

The Minnesota Legislative Library says the 56-year-old Harens represented St. Paul in the House as a member of the DFL in the early 1980s.

Hahn says Harens also managed the 1980s recording act Limited Warranty and worked to develop electric vehicle technology with St. Cloud-based E-Tran Inc.

Public relations executive Tom Horner won the party's endorsement earlier this month, but Hahn and retired executive John Uldrich plan will be on the primary ballot.

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