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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Dahlberg addresses the Republican state convention Friday, May 30, 2014. Dahlberg is a St. Louis County commissioner. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Dahlberg holds GOP Senate lead as convention recesses until Sat. morning

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By Don Davis

Forum News Service


ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A little-known St. Louis County commissioner emerged early today as the Republican leader to take on Democratic Sen. Al Franken before tired and cranky state convention delegates decided to recess

at 2 a.m.

 Commissioner Chris Dahlberg's lead was slim enough that the outcome was uncertain.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.