Kurt Zellers picks Simpson as Lt. Governor nominee

Kurt Zellers, one of the GOP candidates for governor, said Thursday that his Lt. Governor running mate will be Dean Simpson, a former legislator from Otter Tail County.

Simpson was in the state House from 2003 to 2008. Simpson and his family own grocery stores in New York Mills and Perham.

Zellers, a former state House Speaker, is one of several Republicans vying to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton in November.

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson announced Wednesday that Bill Kuisle will be his running mate. Other candidates are businessman Scott Honour, state Sen. Dave Thompson and former legislator Marty Seifert, who named retiring State Rep. Pam Myhra of Burnsville as his running mate.

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