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Former Senator Mark Dayton to run for governor

Mark Dayton has announced that he may run for governor of Minnesota in 2010, according to MPR

Dayton, a democrat, announced his candidacy at an event in Olmstead County on Saturday, the Minnesota Monitor said.

But Dayton said that "three years is a long time away" and therefore, may change his mind, The Star Tribune said.

WCCO is reporting that Dayton wanted to let DFL activists know that Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner is not the only likely democratic candidate.