Kelliher concedes in Minnesota's close gov primaryUPDATED 3:14 P.M.
House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher is congratulating Mark Dayton on winning the Democratic primary for governor.
By: Don Davis, Forum Communications
ST. PAUL, Minn. — House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher is congratulating Mark Dayton on winning the Democratic primary for governor.
Kelliher’s concession comes about 11 hours after she refused to concede when the race was called for Dayton shortly after midnight. The delay caused Democrats to hold off plans for a unity rally.
Kelliher might have gone on to become Minnesota’s first woman governor.
But she says she’ll give Dayton her full support against Republican Tom Emmer and the Independence Party’s Tom Horner.
With results in from 4,133 out of 4,136 precincts (99.93 percent) this afternoon, Dayton had 182,582 votes (41.32 percent) to Kelliher's 175,726 votes (39.77 percent). Matt Entenza finished a distant third and had 18 percent of the vote with the results of three precincts yet to be added to the state secretary of state's unofficial tally this afternoon.