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Bad News: Current Attorney General of Minnesota Lori Swanson will seek reelection.

JUST IN: MN Attorney General Lori Swanson announces she will run for re-election as AG rather than run for governor. — Tom Hauser (@thauserkstp) January 28, 2018

That's not to say GOP candidate Doug Wardlow isn't completely qualified for the job. He absolutely is. However, a Republican has not been elected to this post since 1966. Regardless of how favorable the political climate has been for Republicans in a given election cycle, incumbency (and name recognition) has been the proverbial ace in the hole for this particular office over the past half century.

The good news though? This likely ends the candidacy of the deplorable Ryan Winkler.

And there was much rejoicing.