MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — State Auditor Rebecca Otto, who is running for governor, just announced her democratic running mate.

She chose a woman who got her start in politics with the late Sen. Paul Wellstone — Zarina Baber will be running for lieutenant governor with Otto.

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“What an amazing individual. He supported me in my passion for health care, for serving the people because he believed in total dignity of the individual and i see those same characteristics in Rebecca.”

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Otto says Baber has worked around human rights for a long time and has done groundbreaking work around health care, working on creating a free clinic.

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Also in the race for Governor as a democrat are State Representative Erin Murphy and U.S. Representaitve Tim Walz. He chose his running mate last fall — State Representative Peggy Flanagan.