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Published November 03, 2010, 01:00 PM

Emmer readying for recount in Minn. governor race

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The trailing candidate in Minnesota's race for governor says he's preparing for a recount to ensure "all valid votes are counted and the will of the voters is met."

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The trailing candidate in Minnesota's race for governor says he's preparing for a recount to ensure "all valid votes are counted and the will of the voters is met."

Republican nominee Tom Emmer issued a brief statement Wednesday. In unofficial and incomplete returns, he was narrowly behind Democrat Mark Dayton. The margin was within the range for an automatic recount.

Emmer characterized the race as "too close to call.

Dayton hasn't issued a statement or spoken publicly since the wee hours of Wednesday.

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