Sources: Kurt Zellers Could Run for Governor

Updated: 06/21/2013 6:57 AM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

Kurt Zellers
Kurt Zellers
Photo: Photo Courtesy Kurt Zellers via Twitter

A growing number of republicans appear to be set to join the campaign to defeat democratic Governor Mark Dayton.

Former Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers is inviting supporters to Maple Grove Sunday afternoon for what he calls a "special announcement."

Sources tell KSTP he will join the campaign for governor.

It's a growing field of candidates that could grow to six or more republicans and could result in a primary battle.

The only two Republicans officially in the race so far are Wayzata businessman Scott Honour and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson.