Source: Emmer To Concede To Dayton

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 at 6:31 am

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.


  1. tranquility acres 12/8/10 at 11:48pm

    First of all, Tom Emmer has nothing to concede; he did not win the general election, pure and simple.

    Secondly, what do you mean by saying that Mark Dayton will “apparently” be Minnesota’s next governor? It is a fact, pure and simple. He won the general election by nearly 9,000 votes.

  2. jesse 12/9/10 at 8:48am

    Emmer had been threatening a long and protracted battle, thus he conceded yesterday – as he didn’t go through with the battle. “Apparently” the legal drama has been avoided, but can we ever be certain? Would it surprise you if new information came out today and lawyers were again making threats? For now, it seems like Dayton will be sworn in as Governor (because he won the election), but when that happens, we will report it with confidence. Until that time, we report only what is actually happening. Yesterday Emmer conceded, and apparently Dayton will be the new Governor.

  3. Democants 12/9/10 at 11:16am

    Dayton has a multitude of documented mental problems…GOD HELP US!

  4. RELIEVED 12/9/10 at 4:27pm

    And Pawlenty has a multitude of UNdocumented mental problems… all politicians have mental problems. Haven’t met a decent one yet!!

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