SEn. Dave Thompson
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.
State Rep. Pam Myhra says she is giving up her legislative seat to be the running mate of Republican Marty Seifert because she sees him as a strong conservative who can win the governor’s race. Seifert named Myrha as his lieutenant governor candidate Thursday.
Political party faithful from across Minnesota gathered at schools and other venues to help shape policy and make their picks in this year’s elections. Republicans held straw polls Tuesday night in the race for governor and U.S. Senate.
Two Republican legislators who want to be Minnesota’s next governor tried Thursday to one-up each other in calling to wipe out a new sales tax on warehousing services.
Two Republican legislators who want to be Minnesota governor are one-upping each other in calls to wipe out a new sales tax on warehousing services. Sen. Dave Thompson and Rep. Kurt Zellers have latched onto the issue.
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.
State Sen. Dave Thompson is joining the growing list of Republicans who plan to run for governor next year. Thompson tells The Associated Press he plans to file as a candidate Monday and launch his campaign Wednesday. He has represented Lakeville in the state Senate since 2011.
A Republican senator from the Twin Cities area says he’s against the state helping pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
The Minnesota Senate has approved a two-year pay freeze for employees in Minnesota public and charter schools.