AP passes on story about hard-partying son of Minnesota gov candidate

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City Pages reported this week that the 20-year-old son (at left) of GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer pleaded guilty to underage drinking in July. (The paper also ran Facebook photos of his partying.) AP knew of the citation, but didn’t report it. “I don’t see the younger Emmer as a public figure at this point,” says AP Minnesota news editor Doug Glass. “The arrest was not a DWI arrest; if it had been, we would have been more likely to run it given his father’s [DWI] history.”

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