Three file for special election

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Jan 16, 2013 at 6:37 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Tuesday was the deadline for candidates interested in running for a vacant state legislative seat in St. Cloud to file to get their name on the ballot.

At this point, it appears to be a three candidate race.

Those filing are Democrat Joanne Dorsher, Republican Tama Theis and Independence Party candidate Todd McKee. They're running for the seat vacated by Republican Steve Gottwalt--who resigned.

Theis won the endorsement of Republicans at a special convention held last Saturday.

Democrats hold their special convention this Saturday at the St. Cloud Library--where Dorsher is expected to win the endorsement. She's a former St. Cloud School Board member who ran against Gottwalt for a House seat in 2008.

McKee is a small business owner from Waite Park who plans to focus on door-to-door campaigning.

Candidates have until today to withdraw from the race.

The special election will be held February 12th.

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