Another GOP Candidate For Minnesota Governor

Posted July 16, 2009 at 4:50pm

The stream of Minnesota Republicans announcing their gubernatorial intentions continued Thursday with the declaration by state Sen. David Hann that he, too, will be a candidate.

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David Hann

Hann, a former member of the Eden Prairie School Board said in a message on his Web site that education will be one of his top priorities, as well as health care, the economy and taxation.

Hann made it clear he would be guided by his principles. “I am a principled conservative who believes the solutions we choose must be based on sound principle,” he said. He did not elaborate on what said principles might be.  

Hann joins a bevy of Republicans and Democrats clamoring for the vacant seat. Former State Auditor Pat Anderson officially launched her campaign yesterday.  

Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced last month that he would not run for a third term, leaving the race wide open.