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Ken Martin, the DFL’s state party chair, answers reporters’ questions at a Thursday press conference that also featured Tim Walz (left), the party’s gubernatorial candidate, and Erin Murphy, who finished second to Walz in Tuesday’s primary. Gov. Mark Dayton looks on from the rear. Attorney General Lori Swanson—who finished third—was not invited, according to Martin. (Staff photo: Kevin Featherly)
Ken Martin, the DFL’s state party chair, answers reporters’ questions at a Thursday press conference that also featured Tim Walz (left), the party’s gubernatorial candidate, and Erin Murphy, who finished second to Walz in Tuesday’s primary. Gov. Mark Dayton looks on from the rear. Attorney General Lori Swanson—who finished third—was not invited, according to Martin. (Staff photo: Kevin Featherly)

Swanson, Ellison loom large over DFL press conference

Something—or someone—was missing Thursday when Democrats ceremonially handed the mantle of party leadership from the current governor to the DFLer who hopes to replace him.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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