Walz won't run for Minn. governor, so who will?
The 2010 governor race speculation and chatter is so apparent since Election Day you'd think Gov. Tim Pawlenty is already a lame duck. We've still got time to burn with that mullet-loving man before we can even think of ousting him.
"I'm in the right position to help the people in my district in this critical time," Walz said. "We were never going to do it."
So who else might run for the spot? A couple other names made news this weekend.
The Southwest Journal does a piece about R.T. Rybak's interest in a state office run, but it's still all speculation.
Rybak could make the first part of Miller's request easy should he decide to run for governor, which he's admitted he is considering. The gubernatorial election isn't until 2010, meaning Rybak could run for mayor in 2009 and focus on becoming governor the next. Should he lose in the gubernatorial race, he then could still return as mayor if Minneapolis voters were to give him a third term.But a lot of talk seems to be focused on an either/or situation. If Rybak runs for mayor, no gubernatorial bid. If he runs for governor, no reelection.
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