Another Republican Enters Governor's Race

Posted at: 06/26/2013 4:55 PM
By: James Wilcox

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Republican State Senator Dave Thompson of Lakeville says he wants to be the next Governor of Minnesota.

Thompson made the announcement during various stops across the state Wednesday, including a visit to Rochester.

Thompson is a second-term lawmaker in the Minnesota Senate and also a lawyer.

"One thing that's a big issue for anyone in Minnesota, and I think it is true down in this area, is we've got some transportation issues. I think we could improve the road system in Southeast Minnesota as we need to in many other areas. And then obviously we've got a tremendous medical center here that we've got to continue to support," Thompson said.

Thompson is one of four Republicans who've announced their candidacy for the 2014 election. The others are businessman Scott Honour, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, and State Representative Kurt Zellers.