ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican David Osmek says he’s ending his campaign for governor.

33osmek Republican David Osmek Ends Run For Governor

Sen. David Osmek (credit: Minnesota Senate)

Osmek, a state senator from Mound, says he decided to drop out after discussing prospects with family and supporters over the holidays.

Osmek finished fifth of seven candidates in a straw poll at the party’s State Central Committee meeting in December.

He said he’ll support whomever the party endorses.

Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, isn’t seeking another term.

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