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Gov. Walz to introduce new 'First Puppy'

The family dog comes nearly a year after the Governor made a promise to his son.
Credit: Midwest Animal Resuce & Services
Gov. Walz, his son Gus and new First Dog Gene pose as a campaign promise is finally fulfilled.

There's already a First Lady, a First Cat...and now, Governor Tim Walz is preparing to introduce Minnesotans to a new First Puppy.

Two years before he was declared governor Walz told his son Gus that if he won on election night 2018 the family could get a dog. They already had a cat named Afton. 

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While visiting KARE 11's Breaking the News live at the Minnesota State Fair, Jana Shortal pressed Governor on his promise. Walz indicated he would soon make good on it, and apparently... that time is now. Midwest Animal Rescue & Services posted a picture on their Facebook page of Gov. Walz, Gus and a jet black pup whose name was Gene. That will change, according to a Walz representative. 

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Walz is holding a press conference Thursday during which he will, quote, "fulfill a commitment he made on the campaign trail to his son Gus. "After months of searching, planning and dodging questions, the Governor is prepared to make good on a promise he made to his most demanding constituents: his kids," reads an entry on the Governor's Thursday schedule.   

 It is anticipated young Gene will make his public debut during the afternoon presser, which is set for 4 p.m. 

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