ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A source close to Republican Tom Emmer says he plans to end his campaign for Governor Wednesday.
WCCO-TV’s Pat Kessler confirmed that Emmer will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. at his home in Delano where he will concede.
On Tuesday, Emmer was dealt a big setback by the Minnesota Supreme Court when it rejected his attempts to throw out some ballots.
The state canvassing board is set to meet Wednesday and is expected to certify DFLer Mark Dayton as the winner of the governor’s race.
It now appears Emmer will not go to court to keep the race going.
Dayton’s transition team had no immediate comment. They say they have not yet been contacted by Emmer’s campaign.
WCCO-TV’s Amelia Santaniello Reports