Attorney, tribal administrator will run
Haaland, 52, has political experience and connections.
She is chairwoman of the Native American Democratic Caucus of New Mexico and tribal administrator of San Felipe Pueblo.
Haaland could not be reached immediately for comment, but we will keep trying.
Five Democrats are running for governor. Haaland and Marie Q. Julienne are seeking the No. 2 job. Julienne set up a FaceBook page saying she is a candidate.
Keller, who considered entering the race for governor, decided instead to run for state auditor. He described Haaland as a "respected native American with a law degree."