Mar 10, 2021 - News
Former state Sen. Scott Jensen joins race for Minnesota governor
Former state Sen. Scott Jensen
Former state Sen. Scott Jensen is running for governor. Photo: Minnesota Legislature

Former GOP state Sen. Scott Jensen is jumping in the race for Minnesota governor.

  • His campaign declined to comment publicly ahead of an official announcement planned for next week.

The state of play: The family doctor from Chaska is expected to be one of several Republicans vying to challenge Tim Walz in 2022.

  • State Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka is also a likely contender.

What to watch: Jensen, a vocal critic of Walz's pandemic response, attracted national media attentionand backlash — for comments questioning COVID-19 death certificates.

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