Rybak in the race

Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak jumped into the gubernatorial race on Sunday, becoming the 11th DFL candidate. Rybak says he will abide by the party endorsement and not go to a primary fight, according  to the Pioneer Press. The Star Tribune reports that Rybak and former Senator Mark Dayton have the most DFL support, with each of them polling at 30 percent. Other DFLers include House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, former House minority leader Matt Entenza, State Senator John Marty, State Representatives Tom Rukavina and Paul Thissen, State Senator Tom Bakk and former State Senator Steve Kelley, Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner, and perpetual candidate Ole Savior.

On the Republican side, former Senator Norm Coleman is leading the pack, though he has not yet announced whether he will run. Other GOP candidates include State Representatives Marty Seifert, Tom Emmer, and Paul Kohls, former State Representative Bill Haas, State Senator David Hann, former State Auditor Pat Anderson, Phil Herwig and Leslie Davis.

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