A new book by a local political reporter chronicles Gov. Jesse Ventura's remarkable run for office and his time as governor of Minnesota. Tom Hauser has been covering Ventura for KSTP-TV since Ventura first filed to run for governor. Hauser's book, Inside the Ropes with Jesse Ventura, follows the governor through his triumphant tour of late-night talk shows, his relevations to Playboy, his stint as commentator for the XFL, and his battles with the state Legislature. But Hauser told Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer he didn't write this book to dig up any new ground.