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Hamline prof says hiring Emmer would have been bad business decision

A business school professor points to the fallout Target suffered with gay-rights supporters after donating to Republican Tom Emmer's campaign. But Emmer says he's a victim of "political bigotry" and says higher education is biased against people with conservative views.
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A business school professor points to the fallout Target suffered with gay-rights supporters after donating to Republican Tom Emmer's campaign. But Emmer says he's a victim of "political bigotry" and says higher education is biased against people with conservative views.

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