Lori Swanson’s run as Minnesota’s attorney general is all but officially over. According to this article, she’s about to announce that she’s running for governor. According to the article, “Attorney General Lori Swanson, who was rebuffed by party delegates in her bid for reelection at last weekend’s nominating convention, will instead run for governor, Minnesota Lawyer has learned. U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, the 8th District congressman who announced in February that he will retire from that seat, will be Swanson’s running mate, according to sources. Swanson will officially make the announcement Monday afternoon. Minnesota Lawyer will attend the announcement and update this report later.”

If you’re in the Twin Cities and you hear 2 women crying uncontrollably, it’s likely Erin-Squared crying because their chances of winning the primary just got vaporized. If you hear shouts of joy, it’s likely Ken Martin rejoicing after begging and pleading all night with them to come to his rescue. I wonder how big the bribe was to pull this ticket together.

4 Responses to “Swanson announces primary run”

  • eric z says:

    You seem more impressed with the pairing than I am.

    This will split the Walz faction more than the Murphy faction, among likely DFL primary voters.

    Separate questions – have you any reason to deny that crossover monkeying in the other party’s primary will be at an all time low?

    But for Pawlenty, would there even be a GOP primary?

  • Gary Gross says:

    First, I said on Dan Ochsner’s show today that Walz went from frontrunner to “Who?” in 72 hours. This primary will be about the Range vs. the Twin Cities. Next, there won’t be much in the way of inter-party hijinks this season. Finally, I’m thankful that there’s going to be a single GOP primary. Having 4-5 of them, though, like the DFL has, that’ll be difficult.

  • eric z says:

    Hatch running statewide. Pawlenty running statewide. It seems like the old days.

  • Gary Gross says:

    How does the DFL unite after this? I can’t see it but I’m not tied into the DFL like you are, Eric. Hatch vs. Ellison is explosive enough. Swanson vs. Murphy is like throwing white gas on a fire. Bernie’s Brigades vs. Clinton Lite doesn’t sound like a recipe for unity.

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