House Speaker Kelliher takes ‘next step’ toward ‘official’ run for governor

The whole business of announcing a political candidacy has become more and more ritualistic. Take, for instance, the case of House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher.

For months, the Minneapolis DFLer has made it clear that she plans to get into the race for the DFL nomination for governor.

Today, she took another step toward “officially” getting into the race by posting a message on Twitter saying she is running. Kelliher’s campaign website reports she’s filed the paperwork to start her campaign. She also has sent a letter to supporters.

“Over the past few months I have traveled the state talking to Minnesotans just like you,” she writes. “Today with the support of my family, friends and people across the state, I took the first step to become our next governor by filing the necessary paperwork to run.”

But, of course, none of this means she’s absolutely/formally/officially in the race.

“In a few weeks I will formally announce my candidacy,’’ she wrote in the letter to supporters.

Won’t that be dramatic.

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Howard Miller on 08/13/2009 - 06:36 pm.

    Yes, high drama indeed! LOL! Trying transparency to a fault perhaps

  2. Submitted by Roy Everson on 08/14/2009 - 12:51 am.

    You know she is serious when the hyphen is dropped from her name. As much as Anderson is a vote-getter in Minnesoda, the hyphen adds a tongue-twisting air of elitism, feminism and headline writers’ nightmare that she doesn’t need.

  3. Submitted by Hiram Foster on 08/14/2009 - 07:15 am.

    The problem for Margaret is that she is and must be held responsible for the failed DFL legislative strategy in the 2009 session.

  4. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 08/15/2009 - 09:24 pm.

    Right Hiram…even liberals can see that Large Marge in Charge = FAIL.

    T-paw mopped the house floor with her, why would the Democrat party even consider her?

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