Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher has chosen Jaime Tincher to manage her bid for governor.
This is a minor development, except to the degree that it helps remove some doubts I had been hearing in some DFL circles about whether Anderson Kelliher is committed to running. She is. Although her political stock has declined since the unhappy — for DFLers — conclusion of the recent legislative session, A-K remains on the list of five active or likely candidates whom most insiders think have a decent chance of ending up as the DFL 2010 gubernatorial nominee.
I confirmed the choice of Tincher with Speaker A-K Sunday evening. Although she remains an unannounced candidate, the exchange, and the selection of a campaign manager, left little doubt that the speaker is moving forward and not being particularly mysterious about it.