Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Kurt Zellers unveiled a slate of new legislative endorsements Thursday, gaining the support of 16 current and former Republican legislators.
“He is the only candidate for governor who has succeeded in advancing Republican principles on high-stakes issues,” said state Rep. Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley. “As Speaker of the House, Kurt made Governor Dayton and the liberal special interest groups surrender on the state budget, and he is the best candidate to defeat Mark Dayton this fall.”
Zellers is among four GOP candidates vying to take on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, who is seeking a second term. Zellers’ gubernatorial rivals include Orono businessman Scott Honour, former state Rep. Marty Seifert and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, who is the GOP endorsed candidate.
All four will face off in the Aug. 12 GOP primary, where voters will decide which one will challenge Dayton.
Here is the list of Zellers’ new endorsements:
Rep. Tony Albright, R-Prior Lake
Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Lake Shore
Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston
Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, R-Lakeville
Rep. Joe Hoppe, R-Chaska
Rep. Jeff Howe, R-Rockville
Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing
Rep. Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley
Rep. John Petersburg, R-Owatonna
Rep. Tim Sanders, R-Blaine
Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River
Former Rep. Roger Crawford, R-Mora
Former Rep. Paul Kohls, R-Victoria
Former Rep. Doug Lindgren, R-Bagley
Former Rep. Mark Murdock, R-Ottertail
Former Rep. Jim Rhodes, R-St. Louis Park