Honour big name supporters say his lack of political experience a plus
October 21, 2013 — 5:51pm
Scott Honour, a Republican candidate for governor, has netted big name supporters with considerable experience in politics who say his "lack of experience in elected office" is a "huge plus."
The supporters, who include former GOP Party chair Bill Cooper, former U.S. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz and major donors like David Frauenshuh and Michael Hayden, said in a fundraising letter that: "we don't need another professional politician."
A former venture capitalist, Honour is running in a crowded field of Republicans who hope to oust DFL Gov. Mark Dayton next year.
While many of his rivals have long political resumes, including former Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Hennepin County Commissioner and former state representative Jeff Johnson, Honour may be hoping that 2014 is a year of the outsider.
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While the nation's attention turns to the 2016 presidential race and the ever-growing field of candidates, President Barack Obama will try to drive a message he's been repeating since his first campaign: economic fairness.