Source: Emmer To Concede To Dayton
A source close to Republican Tom Emmer has told the Associated Press that Emmer plans to end his campaign for Governor Wednesday (Dec. 8).
WCCO-TV confirmed that Emmer will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. at his home in Delano where he will concede to Democrat Mark Dayton.
On Tuesday, Emmer was dealt a big setback by the Minnesota Supreme Court when it rejected his attempts to throw out some ballots.
The state canvassing board is set to meet today and is expected to certify DFLer Mark Dayton as the winner of the governor’s race, and it now appears Emmer will not go to court to keep the race going.
WCCO also reports that Dayton’s transition team had no immediate comment. They say they have not yet been contacted by Emmer’s campaign.