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Tue Mar 9, 2021, 06:43 PM

Physician, former GOP senator Scott Jensen jumps into Minnesota governor race

Physician and former Republican legislator Scott Jensen is jumping into the race for governor in 2022, only the second candidate to announce a run against DFL Gov. Tim Walz.

Jensen, who retired in January after one term in the state Senate, gained national prominence early last year after questioning federal guidelines around reporting COVID-19 deaths in interviews with Fox News and other outlets. Since leaving the Senate, he's continued to be critical of the state's response to the pandemic, posting a series of online videos that characterized Walz as in an "abusive relationship" with Minnesotans.


Jensen announced his campaign for governor in a news release embargoed for next week, but the Star Tribune did not agree to the embargo. His campaign said he will not be commenting at this time.

Democrats quickly criticized Jensen's bid for the governor's office on Tuesday, citing his comments about COVID-19 death certificates last year, which went viral across the globe and fueled right-wing conspiracy theories about inflated death counts.



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Tue Mar 9, 2021, 09:50 PM

1. Any GOP governor with "Scott" in their names are the worst.

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