GOP state Rep. Paul Kohls officially filed campaign papers today to run for governor in 2010. Kohls, of Victoria, said he will abide by the GOP endorsement but will not adhere to state spending limits. He said he’ll focus his campaign on fiscal responsibility and limited government. Kohls also said he’ll take a leave of absence from his job at Allianz Life Insurance to campaign full-time.
You can listen to my full interview with him here:
Kohls joins a growing field of candidates who hope to replace Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who is not running for a third term. You can read the list here.