Pig hogs the morning spotlight at convention

Taylor Swine was busy greeting delegates this morning at the MNGOP State Party Convention. The pig wore an Emmer for Governor t-shirt that said "Stop the Pork."

His owner, Marjorie Holsten of Maple Grove, called Taylor the only Republican pig in Minnesota because the other pig like to be fed."

Holsten, a delegate who is backing Emmer, said Taylor has been to parades and Tea Party events and is popular among Republicans. She said they have the pig because her husband is allergic to everything and it was either a pig or a snake.

As for the race for Governor, Emmer arrived at the convention at 8 this morning.

"It's David vs. Goliath and David is feeling pretty good about his chances," Emmer said.

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