DFL delegates have endorsed House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher as their candidate for governor.
Rybak’s concession speech stressed the need for party unity.
“Fellow Democrats, it’s time for the greatest party in the state of Minnesota to come together and support Margaret Anderson Kelliher for governor,” Rybak said. “I am withdrawing from the race, and I’m also publicly calling on Mark Dayton, Matt Entenza and Susan Gaertner do the same.”
During her victory speech, Kelliher asked delegates if they were ready to make history. She also said her campaign will highlight the DFL’s progressive ideals.
“We must and can do better for Minnesotans,” Kelliher said. “And we are going to take our message all across the state, every corner of the state, every place. We are going to work together to build the greatest strongest grassroots organization this state has ever seen.”
Here’s Kelliher’s acceptance speech: