Former Minnesota Viking Matt Birk joins Scott Jensen's gubernatorial ticket
Jensen is the first in a large GOP field of gubernatorial hopefuls to announce a running mate
March 9, 2022
Former Minnesota Vikings center Matt Birk will be Scott Jensen's running mate in his bid to unseat DFL Gov. Tim Walz in November.
Jensen, a Republican, announced his lieutenant governor pick at a Tuesday rally in Eagan.
"We need to take back the field, but we can't do it alone," Jensen said in a football-themed video announcement Tuesday evening. "We need a teammate who isn't afraid to hit back."