Senator Ingebrigtsen Ponders Gubernatorial Run:
When contacted by the Echo Press Tuesday, Ingebrigtsen said he’ll make a decision in the next four to six weeks whether to jump into the race. He plans to form a committee to explore the possibility.
“I think Minnesota needs a rural choice,” he said. “I believe my seven years in the Senate, including the two years when the Republicans were in control, makes me well-suited for the office of governor.”
Ingebrigtsen, a former Douglas County sheriff, said he’s received a positive reaction from politically connected people he’s talked to about a possible campaign.
He said he’s “disgusted” by Dayton’s “tax the rich” policy, which Ingebrigtsen said will impact more than those with high incomes.
“Everybody will be paying higher taxes,” he said. “You won’t get that with a new sheriff in town. When I say I’m going to do something, I will do it.”