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.
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."