Dorsher endorsed at closed convention

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Jan 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Democrats have endorsed Joanne Dorsher for the vacated House District 14A seat at a convention that was closed to the public.

A St. Cloud Times reporter tried to enter the convention Saturday at St. Cloud Public Library and Dorsher's campaign manager, Doug Clark, asked him to leave.

Clark told the paper he decided to close the convention because they were worried about a "Republican tracker." Trackers are operatives from an opposing party who follow candidates with recording devices in hopes of recording a gaffe.

Dorsher was the only DFL candidate who filed for the Feb. 12 special election.

In a statement, Dorsher said the decision to close the convention was made without her knowledge. She says her campaign plans to post a convention video online.

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