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Vintage 1990 GRUNSETH for GOVERNOR T-Shirt Size Large Minnesota Politics MN

Vintage 1990 GRUNSETH for GOVERNOR T-Shirt Size Large Minnesota Politics MN

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Here is a red, pre-worn T-Shirt, size Large (read measurements below) that has silk-screened in white letters on the front of the T-Shirt that says: GRUNSETH for GOVERNOR. Nothing on the back. The T-Shirt measures just under 22 ¾ inches across the chest measured under the arms and from the back of the neck band to the bottom hem is 30 inches. No holes or stains and 50% cotton and 50% polyester with the classic vintage neck tag---Screen Stars Best. This is vintage ‘cause the tag says it is a size XL, but with these measurements it is a comfortable size Large or a TIGHT size XL so please know your size. With the information below, it’s easy to date this T-Shirt to 1990!

And just so you know….Jon Grunseth (born 1945) was a Minnesota businessman and politician and the 1990 Independent-Republican nominee for Governor of Minnesota. Grunseth won his party's endorsement and won its primary election, but was forced to quit the race nine days before election day in the wake of a scandal.
Grunseth, the Ecolab Vice President of Public Affairs, earned the Independent-Republican Party's endorsement at their state convention, defeating moderate State Auditor Arne Carlson. He defeated Carlson again in the primary to become the main opposition to two-term incumbent Governor Rudy Perpich.

On October 15, 1990, it was revealed that, in 1981, Grunseth had invited three then-teenaged friends of his daughter, as well as his daughter herself, to go skinny-dipping in the pool at his home. The revelations severely damaged his candidacy, leading Carlson to re-enter the race as a write-in candidate.

Facing certain defeat, Grunseth withdrew from the race on October 28, 1990. Carlson, the runner-up in the primary, replaced him on the ballot and ultimately defeated Perpich.

Grunseth now lives in Barnes Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, where he purchased property in 1997 and founded Lennonville Orchards, a large cherry-growing operation.
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