Minnesota Republican Scott Honour has filled out his ticket for governor with a state senator as the first-time candidate looks ahead to an August primary. Honour, a former investment company executive, named state Sen. Karin Housley of St. Mary’s Point for the lieutenant governor slot. Honour says she brings legislative experience to his campaign but not so much she is considered engrained in government.
Another Republican in the running for the Minnesota governor’s office has picked a running mate. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson on Wednesday named former Rochester Rep. Bill Kuisle as his choice for lieutenant governor.
An outside political group’s new television promotes Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Honour as having the toughest stance against the nation’s new health care law.
Minnesota Republicans trying to oust Gov. Mark Dayton from office are giving negative reviews to the final State of the State speech of the Democrat’s term. Reaction from the field of challengers was sharp and swift Wednesday night.
Former state Rep. Marty Seifert disclosed his fundraising numbers late Monday. His haul puts him behind most other GOP contenders but most of them had many more months to gather dollars.
Republican candidate for governor Kurt Zellers says he’s raised just over $400,000 so far in his bid to challenge Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton in November.
Businessman Scott Honour says he brought in more $500,000 from donors to his Minnesota governor campaign last year. The haul was announced Monday by the first-time candidate. It’s not clear how much he or the other candidate have left after expenses, which they must report at the end of the month.
Four Republicans with eyes on Minnesota governor’s office are sharing a stage as they angle for the party’s 2014 nomination. A candidate forum billed as the first with all four announced candidates was scheduled for Thursday night in Mounds View.
State Sen. Dave Thompson says if he’s elected Minnesota governor he’d bypass old solutions to state problems, seek voucher-like tax credits to enhance school choice and promise to “get out of your way.” Thompson hit the road Wednesday for his opening campaign swing. He’s the fourth Republican in the race, with others still mulling a challenge Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton next year.
Republican State Sen. Dave Thompson filed the legal papers necessary to run for Minnesota Governor Monday, making him the fourth major GOP candidate to join the race against Gov. Mark Dayton.
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.
Former Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers is ready to announce his 2014 plans, with signs pointing to a run for Minnesota Governor. Zellers has scheduled a Sunday event in his home city of Maple Grove.
An Orono businessman angling to be Minnesota governor says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn’t back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it.