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Delegates dance to the Pharrell Williams song "Happy" while celebrating as Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton takes the stage to accept the DFL nomination for governor at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Dayton received the DFL nomination to run for a second term as governor. (Clint Austin/Duluth News Tribune)

DFLers celebrate as Dayton nominated for second term

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DULUTH -- Four years after his party denied Mark Dayton access to its state convention floor in Duluth, DFL delegates welcomed him to the same floor Saturday with a riotous celebration.

“This is a great time to be a Democrat in Minnesota,” the first-term governor told a pumped-up crowd of 1,200 delegates in the old arena at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center after accepting their unanimous endorsement. “Aren’t you proud to be a DFLer? I sure am.”

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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.
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