Democratic Representative Tim Walz of Mankato today announced he is running for governor of Minnesota in 2018.
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Walz is currently serving his sixth term and is the top Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Committee. He joins the list of high-profile Democrats, including State Auditor Rebecca Otto and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, who have announced their candidacies. Governor Dayton is not seeking re-election at the end of his current term.
Responding to Walz’ announcement, spokeswoman Maddie Anderson of the National Republican Congressional Committee says in a statement:
“Tim Walz clearly realizes that it would be easier to run for Governor than to defend the failed liberal policies of Nancy Pelosi. We fully expect this seat to be a top pickup opportunity for Republicans in 2018. Not only did Walz barely scrape by in November, Trump won the District by 15 points.”