State Sen. Carla Nelson (R) announced Monday “she plans to run in the August primary.” She “said she has heard from many supporters who said they cannot make it to Tuesday night’s precinct caucuses or the district convention in April. Those are both critical events for determining” whether she or 2016 nominee Jim Hagedorn (R) “will win the party’s endorsement. … Hagedorn said he is not surprised by Nelson’s decision to run in the primary. He said his campaign has strong support among party activists and officials from across the district.” (Rochester Post-Bulletin)
Rep. Tim Walz (D) is running for governor.