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Published May 27, 2010, 11:16 AM

Entenza Picks Running Mate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Democrat Matt Entenza has selected TV personality Robyne Robinson as his running mate in the governor's race.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Democrat Matt Entenza has selected TV personality Robyne Robinson as his running mate in the governor's race.

Entenza revealed the pick on Twitter Thursday before holding a Capitol news conference.

Robinson was the first African American to anchor a local prime-time newscast. She ended a 20-year career as an anchor at KMSP, the Twin Cities Fox station, on Wednesday.

She had said she planned to focus on her design work, including a jewelry line. But speculation about the Entenza pairing has been building since Robinson said earlier this week that she was asked to join his ticket as the lieutenant governor candidate.

Entenza is facing a tough primary fight against fellow Democrats Mark Dayton and Margaret Anderson Kelliher.

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