After 4th ballot, still no endorsement

Julianne Ortman seeks to sway delegates at the GOP state convention. Tom Scheck / MPR News

Three GOP candidates are still deadlocked in a fight for the party’s endorsement for U.S. Senate.

After the fourth ballot, Chris Dahlberg is still in the lead with 44.2 percent of the vote. 

It takes 60 percent to secure the endorsement.

Mike McFadden has slowly amassed more support throughout the night, starting with 23 percent of the vote and ending with the last ballot with 31.8 percent.

Meanwhile, Sen. Julianne Ortman is third with 23.2 percent.

She may get some help on the fifth ballot from delegates who were supporting Monti Moreno and Phillip Parrish.

Both candidates asked their delegates to throw their support to Ortman.