Plenty of campaign news today. First off, House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher plans to officially announce she is running for governor on Wednesday at a picnic on her family farm in Mankato.
The Minneapolis DFLer will face plenty of competition for the nomination. Other candidates who have announced or are expected to announce include Sen. Tom Bakk, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza, Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner, former Sen. Steve Kelley, Sen. John Marty, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Rep. Tom Rukavina and Rep. Paul Thissen.
Meanwhile, there is a bizarre story being reported by the Star Tribune. Apparently Sen. Michael Jungbauer, a Republican candidate for governor, was bit in the face by a bat. The bat attacked Jungbauer while he was putting a car in his shed on Sunday night.The senator from East Bethel has already had to undergo eight rabies shots and five more still need to be done. Yikes! Here's a link to the story.