Two people familiar with the discussions say Minnesota Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson has asked retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan to be her running mate in a possible last-minute entry into the governor's race.
Two Democratic political operatives tell The Associated Press that Swanson approached Nolan about joining a campaign and he's seriously considering. The operatives spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly comment.
Neither Swanson nor Nolan immediately responded to messages Monday.
Swanson lost the endorsement for a fourth term as attorney general at Saturday's Democratic state convention. Spokesman Ben Wogsland said then that Swanson would weigh her options, including running for governor.
Democrats endorsed state Rep. Erin Murphy for governor. U.S. Rep. Tim Walz has already filed to challenge her in the primary.
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