Democrat Matt Entenza announced this morning that he’s selected TV news anchor Robyne Robinson as his running mate for governor. Entenza said Robinson is not a political insider but someone who has been a trusted voice in Minnesota’s living rooms during her work at Fox 9.
“She became a person beloved across the state of Minnesota,” Entenza said. “Someone recognized not only as an award winning journalist but someone who has been actively involved in our community. Someone who has not only won Emmy awards but someone who has served on the boards of important organizations helping Minnesotans.”
Robinson last appearance on Fox 9 was last night. She had previously said she was leaving the station to pursue her jewelry business. She said she didn’t make her decision until late last night. Entenza is running in the DFL primary against Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and former U.S. Senator Mark Dayton.
Republicans call Entenza’s pick a Hail Mary pass.
Update: My video camera ran out of batteries so I didn’t get a chance to record the full newser. You can listen to it here:
I’ll put the audio and video up in a bit.