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Jesse Ventura joins Green Party of MN amid talk of White House run

The former governor made it official in a White Bear Lake park.

Just days after publicly musing about a presidential run, a former Minnesota governor has taken another step toward tossing his hat in the ring. 

On Saturday, the Green Party of Minnesota announced its newest member: none other than Jesse Ventura.

The informal ceremony appears to have taken place in a public park in White Bear Lake.

It comes nearly a week after Ventura posted a tweet saying that if he were to run for president, "the GREEN party would be my first choice."

He also endorsed the party in the April 27 tweet:

This weekend, Ventura retweeted a post that hinted at a coming White House run with the hashtag #Ventura2020.

Ventura, 68, was elected Minnesota governor in 1998 as a member of the Reform Party, later switching to the Independence Party.

He served one term. 

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