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Wardlow running in primary after losing GOP backing for AG

FILE - This Oct. 4, 2018 file photos shows Doug Wardlow, the Republican candidate for Minnesota attorney general. Wardlow faces Democrat Keith Ellison in the Nov. 6 election. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow says he’ll run in the primary after losing the Republican endorsement to business attorney Jim Schultz.

Wardlow, who was the party’s nominee in 2018, is general counsel at MyPillow. And he’s an ally of its founder, Mike Lindell, a leading proponent of false accusations that the 2020 election was stolen from President Donald Trump.

In a video posted on social media Tuesday, Wardlow says he’s fighting the “swamp” in the Minnesota GOP. Wardlow’s entry sets up at least a three-way primary race for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Attorney General Keith Ellison.

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