ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Matt Dean is dropping out of the Minnesota governor’s race.
Dean said Thursday the party needs to unite around a single candidate, and he endorsed Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson.READ MORE: Minnesota DNR Certifies New Muskie State Record, Previous Record Dates Back To 1957
Democrat Mark Dayton isn’t seeking another term. A crowded field of Republicans is seeking to take his place. One heavyweight, former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty, is said to be weighing a bid after passing on a U.S. Senate run.READ MORE: Jury Instructions Hammered Out In Kim Potter Trial
Dean, a state representative, says he has no plans to seek another term in the House.MORE NEWS: Long-Term Care In MN: Gov. Deploying 1,000 Additional Certified Nursing Assistants By End Of January
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