Margaret Anderson Kelliher has a campaign manager for her undeclared gubernatorial bid

Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher

Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher

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.

Tincher has until recently been manager of the DFL’s Coordinated Campaign. She has given notice to the party that she is leaving that job. She and the speaker have not signed a contract and as a legal matter there is, for now, no Margaret for governor campaign committee.

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Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by nate minor on 07/13/2009 - 06:22 am.

    I think you meant …’for *her* undeclared gubernatorial bid’

  2. Submitted by John Anderson on 07/13/2009 - 10:42 am.

    I hope she runs so she’s no longer Speaker of the House. This lady is worthless.

  3. Submitted by joel clemmer on 07/13/2009 - 11:48 am.

    Hello? Hello? This from the MN Campaign Finance Board: “Candidates must register within 14 days of raising or spending in excess of $100 to influence their nomination or election. Once registered, the candidate’s principal campaign committee must file periodic reports.”
    So, Margaret has registered her campaign committee in accordance with Minnesota statute and is properly filing her reports…right?
    Hello? Hello?

  4. Submitted by Mark Gisleson on 07/13/2009 - 12:30 pm.

    Some specifics from Mr. Anderson would be appreciated. In what ways has Speaker Kelliher contributed to Minnesota’s failed infrastructure, underfunded schools and colleges, or our inability to tax our rich at the same rates as our poor?

    Gov. Pawlenty has worked aggressively to leverage his veto so as to maintain control over Minnesota’s budget. Given that Minnesota is in a deep financial hole, how is that NOT Pawlenty’s responsibility?

  5. Submitted by John E Iacono on 07/14/2009 - 09:15 am.

    I suspect the repubs would LOVE to see her get the dfl nod.

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