A Minnesota third-party candidate needs all the help he can get. But a former North Dakota governor?
Ex-Gov. Allen Olson, North Dakota governor 1981-1984 after being attorney general eight years, today announced he backs Tom Horner, the Independence Party candidate.
Olson quickly made it clear that he is a Minnesota resident, moving to the Twin Cities area two years after he lost re-election to Democrat George Sinner. He is best known, in Minnesota, for his years running a community bank association.
Olson, a Republican, said he never has endorsed a Minnesota governor candidate before. He joins former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson in Horner’s camp.
“I’m still central-right politically,” Olson said.