Minnesota Democrats Exposed wrote today that the rumor swirling about the state Capitol is that Rochester DFL Rep. Tina Liebling is being considered as gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza's running mate. So I gave her a quick call. Her response? Laughter.
"I'm supporting Margaret Anderson Kelliher," Liebling said.
She added, "There has been absolutely no talk about that. Absolutely not."
In fact, earlier today she introduced Kelliher at a press conference in Rochester declaring her the state's next governor.
This is not the first time Liebling's name has popped up for lieutenant governor. After she endorsed Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak for governor, rumors started spreading that she was being considered as his running mate. Again, Liebling said that was not true.
So what's up with all those rumors? Liebling said it makes sense from the standpoint that candidates generally want a balanced ticket with someone from outstate Minnesota of a different gender.
So who is being considered for Entenza's running mate? MN Publius reported that retiring Fox 9 News anchor Robyne Robinson was rumored be a possible candidate. The Pioneer Press followed up and reports Robinson has been asked and is considering the offer.