Coleman Bows Out Of Gov. Race
Steven Coursolle | Feb 13, 2018 AT 6:50 am
(AP) - Former St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman dropped out of the race for governor.
The three-term mayor was among the first Democratic candidates to enter the wide-open race to replace outgoing Gov. Mark Dayton.
He won just 11 percent of the votes in last week's precinct caucus polling for a fourth-place finish.
Coleman says the field of Democratic candidates is strong even after his exit. He's the second candidate to drop out, narrowing what was once a field of six major candidates.
Former House Speaker Paul Thissen quit the race after a last-place finish last week.
Rep. Tim Walz, State Auditor Rebecca Otto and state Reps. Erin Murphy and Tina Liebling remain in the race.