Photos: Minnesota DFL state convention - Saturday


Minnesota DFL convention
1 Raymond Muse, a DFL delegate, urges fellow delegates to endorse state Rep. Erin Murphy for Minnesota governor at the DFL state convention on Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Rochester, Minn. Muse got his wish several votes later after U.S. Rep.Tim Walz dropped out of contention. 
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2 Defiant but disappointed after several rounds of voting,U.S. Rep. Tim Walz leaves the floor of the Mayo Civic Center on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the DFL state convention in Rochester, Minn. 
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3 Erin Murphy speaks to supporters after winning the DFL endorsement for Minnesota governor at the state DFL convention Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Rochester, Minn. 
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4 State Rep. Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, thanks her supporters after winning the endorsement for Minnesota governor at the DFL state convention Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Rochester, Minn. After seven rounds of balloting, U.S. Rep. Tim Walz dropped out of contention. 
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5 After a sixth vote on a gubernatorial endorsement failed to provide a consensus, delegate Davis Senseman of Minneapolis urges delegates to make an endorsement at the Minnesota DFL state convention Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Rochester, Minn. 
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6 Patrick Tanis drums up support for DFL gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz after the first vote failed to result in any candidates receiving the required 60 percent majority at the DFL state convention Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Rochester, Minn. 
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7 U.S. Rep. Tim Walz rallies delegates at the Mayo Civic Center on Saturday, June 2, 2018 during the DFL state convention in Rochester, Minn. 
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8 Delegates to the DFL state convention take a break between sessions Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn. 
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9 A highly enthused Erin Murphy, having just won the DFL endorsement for Minnesota governor, rallies supporters at the state DFL convention Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Rochester, Minn. 
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10 The Mayo Civic Center auditorium in Rochester, Minn., was packed Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the Minnesota DFL state convention. 
Gov. Mark Dayton speaks Saturday afternoon at the state DFL convention.
11 Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton speaks Saturday afternoon at the state DFL convention in Rochester, Minn., on June 2, 2018. Dayton urged unity among the state's Democrats in the 2018 elections. 
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12 Amy Engebretson of St. Paul is a vocal Erin Murphy supporter Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the state DFL convention in Rochester, Minn. Murphy is campaigning for the DFL gubernatorial endorsement. 
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13 Vern Wagner of south Minneapolis (in red hat) was part of a crowd of Tim Walz supporters making their voices heard at the DFL state convention on Saturday, June 2, 2018. "Of course Santa wishes everyone could win, but I like Tim Walz," Wagner said of the gubernatorial candidate. The state DFL convention is being held this weekend at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn. 
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14 Supporters for Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Otto rally outside the convention floor Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the DFL state convention in Rochester, Minn. 
Matt Pelikan
15 Matt Pelikan accepts the DFL endorsement for Minnesota attorney general from delegates at their convention in Rochester on Saturday, June 2, 2018.