Republican Tom Emmer has scheduled a post-election news conference at 1 pm today at the State Capitol. The news conference will be the first public comments Emmer will make about the expected statewide recount in the governor’s race. Emmer hasn’t addressed the public or held any interviews since Election Night. Democrat Mark Dayton leads Emmer by fewer than 9,000 votes.
The news conference will come just three hours before Democrat Mark Dayton is scheduled to hold a private meeting with Governor Pawlenty. Emmer met privately with Pawlenty on Monday.
Update: MPR News will provide live coverage of Emmer’s news conference.