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Short and sweet, a tweet: Entenza picks Robyne Robinson

Robyne Robinson
Robyne Robinson

DFL gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza made all this week’s speculation official moments ago with this message on Twitter annoucing TV anchor Robyne Robinson as his running mate:

“Entenza4Gov: It’s my distinct pleasure to announce Robyne Robinson @robynempls as my choice for lieutenant governor! Please welcome her aboard.”

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Comments (7)

  1. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 05/27/2010 - 10:10 am.

    Ya just can’t make this stuff up fast enough to keep up with the wacky Democrats in this state, can ya?

    Since Robinson comes from “faux news” 9, can we call her the faux candidate?

  2. Submitted by James Hamilton on 05/27/2010 - 10:20 am.

    Is she a lover of lost causes?

  3. Submitted by John Olson on 05/27/2010 - 12:32 pm.

    It is one thing to be a member of the media covering and reporting on politicians who are frequently the targets of criticism–some of it rather vile.

    It is quite another to become an overnight apprentice politician who is covered and reported on the day after leaving her press pass at the Fox9 door. I hope she is preparing herself for all the brickbats and bouquets that are about to come at her.

  4. Submitted by John Ferman on 05/27/2010 - 12:58 pm.

    I always thought that Robyne’s long term association with Channel 9 was an endorsement of Fox News position on issues. To me, it seems like Matt has shot his DFL toes off.

  5. Submitted by Jeremy Powers on 05/27/2010 - 01:14 pm.

    Why not? We have a lobbyist in Tom Horner and party operatnik Annette Meeks. Why not a newscaster?

    And remember, we elected an uneducated, inexperienced “professional lrassler” governor just 12 years ago.

  6. Submitted by Andrew Kearney on 05/27/2010 - 01:40 pm.

    The role of the Lt Governor is to take over in the event of the death of the governor. This is an unfortunate choice despite Ms. Robinson’s many skills and talents in areas other than governance and policy.

  7. Submitted by Jess Mines on 05/27/2010 - 07:53 pm.

    The first choice you make as a Candidate for Governor is who you choose for your running mate.
    Entenza failed this test, I think
    Dayton and Kelliher made brilliant choices.
    So now I have to choose between them.

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