GOP hopefuls for Senate, governor may divide convention


If state Sen. Dave Thompson doesn’t win the Republican endorsement for governor this weekend, his campaign is over.

Thompson said he'll live with the will of convention delegates because it's the best way for Republicans to win back the governor's office. Unity now, "gives us the best chance of beating Mark Dayton in November."

Some of his competitors don't see it that way, however, and that's set the stage for something rarely seen at political conventions: intrigue.

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