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Scott Honour picks Karin Housley as gubernatorial running mate

MinnPost photo by Brian Halliday
Republican candidate for governor Scott Honour and running mate state Sen. Karin Housley of Stillwater.

Republican candidate for governor Scott Honour announced that state Sen. Karin Housley of Stillwater will be his running mate in the race for the GOP nomination.

Honour and Kurt Zellers are bypassing the endorsement Saturday in Rochester, not even placing their names in nomination. Honour, like Zellers, promised a primary campaign that reaches out beyond the boundaries of the traditional Republican primary voting field.

He said that strategy was reflected in his choice of Housley, who had been considering a run for governor herself.  “Karin, like me, has spent most of her life working in the private sector, not in government,” he said at a news conference.

Honour’s announcement came just before delegates are about to take their eighth round of balloting to endorse a candidate for the U.S. Senate. That battle, is a two-man contest, with St. Louis County commissioner Chris Dahlberg leading businessman Mike McFadden, 55 percent to 44 percent of the delegate vote.

Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous Submitted by Anonymous on 06/01/2014 - 11:31 am.

    Good choice for running mate — will be easier to beat.

    We know Ms. Housley here in Stillwater. She has a hard time answering difficult questions. She hasn’t done anything of significance as our state senator. If they win in the primary, the DFL will have a much better chance of success as a result of her being on the ticket.

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