Robyne Robinson confirmed as Matt Entenza's potential running mate (UPDATED)

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The next lieutenant governor?
Former Fox 9 news anchor Robyne Robinson is considering being Democrat Matt Entenza's running mate in the race for governor in 2010, according to campaign sources who have discussed the pick with Entenza's staff.

Kate Iverson, Robyne's publicist, confirms that Entenza has extended the offer to Robinson and that she is considering it.

"Robyne has been offered a lot of cool opportunities since she announced she' leaving Fox 9," Iverson says, "but she's still considering all her options."

Earlier today, Jeremy Drucker, deputy communications director for Entenza, wouldn't confirm or deny that Entenza was courting Robinson for the job.

"We have a bunch of folks who we're talking about," Drucker said. "She could be on there, or she could not be on there, I can't say."

Drucker maintained that a pick has yet to be finalized. "As far as I am aware, we have not made a decision."

Fox 9 News Director Bill Dallman referred a call for comment to a corporate spokeswoman. "I can't comment on anything," says Dallman.

The spokeswoman did not respond immediately to calls.

Robinson recently announced she would be leaving her longtime position at Fox 9, effective this Wednesday -- which just happens to be the day Entenza plans to announce his running-mate pick via Twitter.

Robinson cited her growing business designing jewelery as the reason for departure.

Last night, Robinson updated her Facebook status suggesting big news on her horizon:

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Aside from being a veteran news anchor, Robinson has also been named a Hubert H. Humphrey Public Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota and Humanitarian of the Year by Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

Entenza will face DFL-endorsed Margaret Anderson Kelliher and former U.S. Senator Mark Dayton for the August primary election.

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