Three prominent Democrats confirmed today that they’re considering a run for governor in 2010.
Two days after Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty announced he would not seek a third term, an event marking solar energy legislation brought St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to the State Capitol. Following the event, all three said they were weighing campaigns. Kelliher says she’s been talking to a lot of people.
“I continue to have experiences like last night where my daughter and I were out for her birthday, and a random person comes up to me and says I hope you run for governor,” Kelliher said. “So, I am weighing those inquires that are daily very seriously.”
Kelliher says she thinks candidates will have to be in the race by this fall. Both Coleman and Rybak said they’re considering their options but are also focused on their current mayoral duties.