Businessman Scott Honour, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and former House Speaker Kurt Zellers have all said they are running for governor. State Sen. Julie Rosen and former gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert have also expressed some interest in making bids.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."