WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Local

Thompson, Zeller Jump In Governor’s Race

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Why Do People Want To Buy Things First?
  2. 4 Things To Know For Sept. 16, 2014
  3. Underground U Of M Lab Fights Food Terrorism
  4. Radisson Suspends Minnesota Vikings Sponsorship
  5. Peterson Allegations Give Vikings A PR Challenge

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The race for governor is getting crowded.

Another well-known Republican is throwing his hat in the race. State Senator Dave Thompson confirmed to WCCO’s Pat Kessler that he will file the legal papers necessary on Monday.

He will formally announce his candidacy at a gathering on Wednesday.

State Representative and former House Speaker Kurt Zeller is expected to announce his candidacy Sunday.

Two other Republicans – Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and Venture Capitalist Scott Honour – have already announced they’re running.

Governor Mark Dayton says he will run again in 2014. Unseating him will be a challenge for any Republican candidate.

A Star Tribune poll shows Dayton has a 57-percent approval rating.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,858 other followers