Emmer accuses Hamline of reneging on teaching deal

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Dec 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is accusing Hamline University of backing out on an agreement for him to teach at its business school.

The Republican alleges that faculty members objected to his political views, including his opposition to same-sex marriage. He questions whether Hamline truly recognizes political or religious freedom.

Hamline counters that the discussions to have Emmer teach there never evolved beyond the proposal stage. University spokeswoman JacQui Getty says the two sides never reached a final agreement.

A St. Paul Pioneer Press report says Emmer wants the school to acknowledge that it failed to honor its agreement with him. Getty says the school has no plans to do so.

Emmer conceded the governor's race to Democrat Mark Dayton last year just as a recount was wrapping up.

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