Prelude to Speaker?

The House DFL Caucus announced today that MN House Majority Leader Tony Sertich has been elected to serve ast the Minnesota House DFL Caucus Campaign Chair for the 2010 election cycle. The announcement isn’t a surprise since House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher will have her hands full in the coming months. Kelliher will officially announce her campaign for governor tomorrow morning in Mankato.

Sertich will now have a greater say over candidate recruitment, fundraising and which candidates receive financial support from the caucus. He’s also well positioned to become the next House Speaker if Kelliher’s aspirations come true.

That being said, newly elected House Minority Leader Kurt Zellers is hoping the mid-terms favor the GOP and propels him to the Speaker’s chair.