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DFL Endorses Dayton For Re-Election As Governor

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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats have endorsed Gov. Mark Dayton for re-election to a second term.

Delegates to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s state convention in Duluth gave Dayton a strong voice vote of confidence on Saturday.

In his acceptance speech, Dayton contrasted the political stalemates of his first two years — when Republicans controlled the Legislature — with the laws passed under the last two years under DFL majorities.

It was a different story for Dayton four years ago, when the former U.S. senator skipped the endorsement process and went straight to the primary, which got him barred from the convention floor.

Dayton will face the winner of the GOP primary. Minnesota Republicans are choosing from a crowded field as they consider their endorsement at the GOP state convention in Rochester on Saturday.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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