Minnesota Attorney General Decides To Run For Re-Election

Lori Swanson Had Considered A Run For Governor

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says she plans to run for re-election as attorney general instead of running for governor.

Swanson was widely expected to launch a bid for governor. But the three-term Democrat told supporters in an email that she is running instead for re-election.

In her email, Swanson wrote that the work of her office is “at a critical juncture for the next two months.”

The Star Tribune reports that’s a likely reference to a lawsuit against 3M for alleged health effects of groundwater contamination, scheduled for trial in February.

Among Democrats, Republicans and Independents there are already more than a dozen declared candidates for governor.

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