Entenza announced this morning on Twitter that he selected Robyne Robinson for lieutenant governor. In a news release, Entenza praised Robinson for being a political outsider.
"Robyne represents the best of Minnesota. She came here 20 years ago on a Greyhound Bus and through hard work and sheer determination became one of our state's finest news anchors. She is not a political insider but a trusted voice in our living rooms. Robyne is a renowned civic leader and has been active in the community for years. I know she will be an exceptional partner as we work to make Minnesota great again," Entenza said.
Earlier this week, rumors began to circulate that Entenza was considering Robinson, who anchored her last Fox 9 newscast Wednesday. Robinson confirmed that she had been asked by the campaign to be Entenza's running mate and was considering it. When Robinson originally announced she was leaving her TV news job, she had said it was so she could spend more time on her jewelry business.
Robinson said she is honored to be chosen by Entenza.
"Whether it's his vision for the clean energy economy, his dedication to reinvesting in schools, or his commitment to civil rights, Matt has spent his career standing up for Minnesota families. I am humbled and honored that he asked me to join his campaign. I look forward to traveling the state over the next months on the campaign trail and then getting to work making Matt's bold vision a reality," she said.
Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner is the only major candidate who has yet to release the name of his running mate. He plans to make the announcement on Tuesday.