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Tom Emmer's new gig: KTLK radio jock

In this tough economy, sometimes we have to settle.

This seems to be the case for Tom Emmer, former Republican gubernatorial candidate, who has taken a job as a drive-time talk show host on Fox News-affiliated KTLK-FM.

This is great news for all the Mark Dayton haters out there: Even though Emmer didn't win the race, you can still catch his hockey metaphors and "insider information that listeners will not hear anywhere else" on your way to work, says a KTLK spokesman.

We're glad to see that Emmer landed some work, because it sounds like it's been a rocky ride since the election.

After a razor-thin loss and fruitless recount, Emmer made a bid for Republican National Committeeman. This probably seemed like a sure thing, considering he had been nominated by the Republicans to run for governor just a year before. But this didn't turn out to be the case; Emmer was annihilated from the race on the first ballot.

KTLK announced Emmer's new gig earlier today. He'll be joining Bob Davis, a veteran of the conservative radio world who previously worked for KSTP.

"Davis and Emmer have two very different personalities, but combined they will bring a truly unique and compelling perspective to daily issues," says KTLK Program Director Andrew Lee in a statement. "They will bring a stellar combination of wit and insight to KTLK's strong stable of radio entertainers."

Lee says the hosts start immediately, so tune in to KTLK at 6 a.m. Monday to see how our would-be governor sounds on the airwaves.

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