Former Senate Candidate Kurt Bills Back's Scott Honour for Governor

By KBJR News 1

Former Senate Candidate Kurt Bills Back's Scott Honour for Governor

August 1, 2013 Updated Aug 1, 2013 at 11:41 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNow.com) – Former U.S Senate candidate Kurt Bills and his wife Cindy boast GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Honour as a “proven leader” with the “character and values” to bring “conservative principles back to Minnesota.”

Bill’s, a former state representative in the Minnesota House, ran against Senator Amy Klobuchar in 2012. He won the GOP endorsement in 2012 over Pete Hegseth and Dan ‘Doc’ Severson, benefiting from a GOP delegation that backed the Ron Paul for President campaign.

Klobuchar handily defeated Bill’s by a more than a 2-1 margin in the General Election. Since then, Bill’s and his wife – who own a day care of their own – have been advocating for a labor union-free childcare industry.

In an online statement, Mrs. Bills says Governor Mark Dayton and the Legislature have “greatly overreached by forcing unionization in the childcare industry”.

Other GOP candidates challenging Governor Dayton include: State Senator Dave Thompson, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, and former Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers.

Former Minority Leader Marty Seifert and State Senator Julie Rosen are both mulling bids for governor in 2014.

Written by Nick Minock