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Incumbents Ritchie, Otto, Swanson all nominated by acclamation

DULUTH — The usually diverse, argumentive and splintered DFL delegates at the state convention were singing “Kumbaya” for the past hour, when they nominated by acclamation — and without opposition — three incumbent state constitutional officers: Attorney General Lori Swanson, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and State Auditor Rebecca Otto.

Each got to speak for a few minutes, and some delegates listened.

If only tomorrow’s gubernatorial fracas would go so smoothly.

It won’t.

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