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Published February 02, 2010, 09:19 PM

Low Turnout At EGF Caucuses

Precinct caucuses were held across the state tonight.

Precinct caucuses were held across the state tonight. It's a way to find out who the front runners for Governor are in Minnesota. Right now there are around 30 candidates who want to replace Tim Pawlenty, who is not running for another term.

At tonight's caucuses, Minnesotans got to vote on their preferred candidate for Governor of their party. They also elected precinct officers and voted on resolutions for their party's platform.

Charlie Murphy, the DFL East Grand Forks Caucus Convener, says, “Turnout is quite a bit lower than two years ago during the presidential election, but I'm happy so far. We might have some more come.”

Tim Finseth, the Republican East Grand Forks Caucus Chairman, says, “All of these caucuses are important around the whole state. It's a good time for people to get together and have grassroots input.”

Turnout at both the Republican and DFL Caucuses in East Grand Forks was low. They say it was probably because there isn't a presidential election this year.