Kurt Zellers says his "hot wife" separates him from gubernatorial competition

Categories: Politics
zellersFamily.jpg
KurtZellers.com
Zellers (right), his wife Kim (left), and their children.
Kurt Zellers, the six-term state representative and former speaker of the Minnesota House, became the latest GOP lawmaker to jump into the 2014 gubernatorial race on Sunday.

The field of GOPers vying to run against incumbent DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is likely to be crowded. Already, Zellers has three declared competitors: businessman Scott Honour, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, and state Sen. Dave Thompson, who is expected to announce on Wednesday.

So what sets Zellers apart? Is it the three-week government shutdown he presided over in 2011; his, er, nuanced stance on the Vikings stadium vote; or his willingness to reconsider his dislike of Leinie's? Well, no. It is, Zellers says, his "hot wife."

See Also:
- Mark Dayton looks safe in 2014, according to Public Policy Polling
- Kurt Zellers shares toast with Leinenkugel's president to make amends for "bathwater" diss
- Kurt Zellers, House Speaker, flunks Voting Rights 101
- Mary Pawlenty is smokin' hot, isn't she?

"What differentiates you from the other thousand Republicans wanting the job?" Zellers was asked during his Sunday announcement, which took place on a friend's lawn in his home town of Maple Grove.

"They aren't married to this hot a wife," Zellers replied with a laugh.

His wife, Kim, aside, Zellers sought with his announcement to draw a distinct line between Dayton and his wealthy background as a department store heir, and his own experience as a self-described middle-class family man familiar with odd jobs like pizza delivery.

On Sunday, Zellers said he would seek his party's endorsement, but not necessarily abide by it: Nod or not, he will consider running against an endorsed candidate in the party primary.

Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
29 comments
val07
val07

What a sexist pig.

webcelt
webcelt

Great, another governor whose idea of humor is commenting on his wife's sex appeal. How did that work out last time? I guess since he's already shut down the state government once, Zellers figures he should copy Pawlenty in every way.

jwcedar43
jwcedar43

Hot! Not!  But pleasant to look at. The term Hot is being mis-used in this case. Should would not make anaybody's MILF list that I know??

mcgovern47
mcgovern47

Uh, google "hot wife". The comment is not merely lame, but embarrassing.

emily1984
emily1984

What a depressing set of comments. As a way to criticize a guy who made an idiotic comment we've resorted to insulting his wife. Sorry but this does absolutely zilch for bettering our political discourse. Good for him for thinking his wife is attractive, why shouldn't he? I bet all the parents out there think their kid is the cutest too. Sure, this way of saying it is inappropriate, maybe a super lame attempt at humor, and it will do little to advance his potential, but challenge him on why that answer isn't useful to voters, don't tell him he's ugly or his wife isn't attractive. That's just more bullying in a world that's had enough.

p.lindberg
p.lindberg

Which one is Zellers and which one is the wife?

Anna Bergdall
Anna Bergdall

It's bad enough he is treating his wife as an accessory to his life/career - so painfully common in our political history - but it's even worse that you people are more concerned about analyzing her physicality (hot or not?) than the misogyny of his statement. Gahd.

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

The only person that haircut looks good on is every tour bassist from every new-country band ever. 

galamaria
galamaria

Could someone photoshop his wife's hair and give them all the same haircut, just for kicks?  That hairstyle is like its own meme -

Mel Lovejoy
Mel Lovejoy

...based on a "Hot" wife, I'm suppose to vote for this clown?

Alirox
Alirox

His kids are kinda hot too.

freealonzo
freealonzo

Huh, I wouldn't even consider her close to "hot."  Guess I have to look for another candidate.  Is it true that Jeff Johnson's wife has a "sweet ass?"

David Lloyd
David Lloyd

Kurt Zellers is an ass. It's just that simple.

Dan Reis
Dan Reis

Zellers must not win for you young folks. Must not. Gov Dayton again

Onan
Onan

As in "Suburban Soccer Mom" hot? I wonder if she wears "Mom" jeans?

Danette Allrich
Danette Allrich

Maybe he, like many, cannot afford air conditioning and his wife truly is 'hot'. Get her a fan, Kurt & you'll be just like the other guys.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

I guess when you are just another stupid white guy with no personality in the Republican primary maybe you think this helps you stand out.  Obviously to stand out he can't say "I'm the Republican who thinks rich people should be our kings and pay no taxes and gays should be kept in cages" because all Republicans believe those things.  He can't say I'm the Republican who looks like he has a lumpy white turd for a head because that too describes most Republicans.  Maybe he could claim he was the Republican with the lowest IQ but that would be hard to prove no matter how much the Republican base would love a good old fashioned stupid off.  

galamaria
galamaria

I laughed out loud at this!  Thank you!

ernest_crunkleton
ernest_crunkleton

@MicheleBachmann @ebarker  god forbid someone wants politics to be more than a popularity contest.  Of course with a large percentage of the population easily manipulated by the media its no surprise that there are some people that cant understand how being attractive or popular has nothing to do with how intelligent you are or how effective of a leader you can be.

Now Trending

Minnesota Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...