Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota DFL Party’s state convention is officially underway at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

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Delegates officially endorsed Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan to run for a second term Friday.

“Governor Walz is leading Minnesota forward by ensuring our kids get a world-class education, expanding economic opportunity for all, and protecting the health and safety of Minnesotans. Minnesota’s unemployment rate just hit record lows and new business filings are at a record high thanks to Governor Walz’s hard work,” DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin said.

“The strong, steady, and successful leadership Governor Walz has shown while facing unprecedented challenges has earned the trust and respect of the people of Minnesota. The DFL Party is proud to endorse Governor Tim Walz for a second term.”

Delegates also endorsed State Auditor Julia Blaha for a second term.

Saturday the party is expected to endorse Secretary of State Steve Simon and Attorney General Keith Ellison to run for second terms. The convention will wrap up on Sunday.

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