Jun 24, 2013 at 6:27 am
LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) State Senator Dave Thompson is joining the growing list of Republicans who plan to run for governor next year.
Thompson tells The Associated Press he plans to file as a candidate Monday and launch his campaign Wednesday. He has represented Lakeville in the state Senate since 2011.
Thompson is an attorney and former talk radio host. He is a favorite of fiscal conservative and tea party activists.
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, former House Speaker Kurt Zellers and businessman Scott Honour are also running.
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