When we last left things at 2 a.m...
With voting on a Republican U.S. Senate pick still to go, convention delegates decided to take a break. In a flurry of 2 a.m. votes, they opted to resume work at 9:30 a.m. after some sleep.
Shortly before they called it quits, the convention was split between their two remaining candidates, St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg and businessman Mike McFadden. Dahlberg had 54 percent of the vote and McFadden had 44 percent.
With a supermajority of 60 percent required for endorsement, delegates moved to take it up after some sleep.
Today, delegates may have an equally long day ahead of them. They also will take up endorsement of a candidate to face Gov. Mark Dayton.
No matter who delegates pick in those premiere contests, Republicans will see a primary in August. McFadden and several prominent candidates for governor have said they will run in a primary, regardless of who wins the convention-goers votes.