ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A spokesman for third-term Attorney General Lori Swanson says the Democrat is weighing her options after withdrawing from the party’s endorsement, including a possible last-minute entry in the race for governor.

Swanson’s exit from the endorsement Saturday was a shocker to Democrats gathered in Rochester to endorse statewide candidates. She narrowly led voting after one round but dropped from the process, giving the endorsement to challenger and Democratic attorney Matt Pelikan.

Spokesman Ben Wogsland says she is considering her options. That could include challenging Pelikan in an August primary or filing to run for governor.

Swanson had been considering a possible run for governor for months before deciding to run for a fourth term as attorney general. The filing window for state offices closes Tuesday.

Democratic activists were voting Saturday to endorse one of three candidates in the governor’s race.

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