March 12, 2018 10:37 AM
On Monday, Rep. Tina Liebling (DFL) announced she has suspended her campaign for governor.
The long-term state lawmaker announced her initial run in April 2017.
"I launched my campaign for governor last year because I believe Minnesotans are looking for bold leadership that recognizes how poorly the economy is working for ordinary Minnesotans," Liebling said in a statement. "With our nation experiencing an unprecedented concentration of wealth and power, Minnesota needs leaders to offer and fight for bold solutions, so everyone can have a future to believe in. While our message has reached many people and we have received tremendous encouragement and support, it is clear that we cannot succeed in the DFL endorsement process. I am suspending my campaign for governor.
"Many thanks to my family, my campaign staff and the many volunteers, donors, and supporters who inspired me to run and have stood with me. I will seek the endorsement of DFLers in House District 26A and run for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives."
In 2004, Liebling became the first DFLer elected to a state legislative seat from Olmstead County, according to her campaign website.
Updated: March 12, 2018 10:37 AM
Created: March 12, 2018 10:27 AM
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