According to multiple sources, Governor Mark Dayton will announce Tina Flint Smith as his candidate for Lieutenant Governor tomorrow at a campaign rally at 10 AM. Smith currently serves as Gov. Dayton’s Chief of Staff. Smith was profiled last year in a must-read article by the Star Tribune.
This is a strong pick for Gov. Dayton, as the article noted Smith “also has impressive ties to the local business community, even among many Republicans who spent millions trying to defeat Dayton.”
Please check back to politics.mn tonight for additional information and analysis on Gov. Dayton’s selection of Smith as his Lieutenant Governor candidate.
UPDATE: 9:32 PM - Multiple sources confirm tonight that DFL legislators received phone calls from Gov. Dayton’s campaign staff & others announcing the selection of Tina Smith as the Lieutenant Governor candidate.