WHO Might run?

  • June 6, 2009 - 10:27 PM

WHO Might run?

Candidates, potential candidates and names in the mix for the 2010 governor's race.


• State Sen. Tom Bakk, Cook

• State Sen. Tarryl Clark, St. Cloud

• St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman

• Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton

• Former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza

• Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner

• Former state Sen. Steve Kelley

• State House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Minneapolis

• State Sen. John Marty, Roseville

• Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

• State Rep. Paul Thissen, Minneapolis


• Former state Auditor Pat Anderson

• U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann

• State Rep. Laura Brod, New Prague

• Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (currently in recount battle)

• State Rep. Tom Emmer, Delano

• Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams

• State Sen. David Hann, Eden Prairie

• Former state Rep. Bill Haas

• State Sen. Paul Koering, Fort Ripley

• State Rep. Paul Kohls, Victoria

• State Rep. Morrie Lanning, Moorhead

• State Sen. Geoff Michel, Edina

• House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, Marshall

• Senate Minority Leader David Senjem, Rochester

• Businessman, party official and former gubernatorial candidate Brian Sullivan

• Former House Speaker Steve Sviggum, currently head of Department of Labor and Industry

• Former Pawlenty Chief of Staff Charlie Weaver, currently head of Minnesota Business Partnership and a former legislator

Independence Party

• Former U.S. Sen. Dean Barkley

• Stephen Williams, IP Senate endorsee in 2008

• Tim Penny, former Democratic congressman and 2002 IP gubernatorial candidate

Sources: Star Tribune, Associated Press

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