Dayton Announces Running Mate 05 Feb 14

Governor Dayton has chosen long-time chief of staff Tina Smith as his lieutenant governor running mate in his bid for a second term. Dayton made the announcement at an AFL-CIO political rally in St. Paul Tuesday. Former House Speaker Kurt Zellers, one of the Republicans vying to run against Dayton, says Smith’s selection shows the governor and his administration “have been far too focused on policies that benefit Minneapolis and St. Paul at the expense of Minnesotans across the state.”