Accompanied by four presumed supporters — his wife, Lois Quam, and sons Ben, Steve and Will — gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza strode confidently down St. Paul’s Pierce Street to cast his vote this morning.
Entenza, at about 7:35 a.m., became the first of the DFL hopefuls to fill in the ovals. Endorsed candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Mark Dayton are expected to vote later this morning.
Entenza’s brief walk from his Macalester-Groveland home to the St. Paul Council of Churches polling place on Summit Avenue was the day’s first photo op.
The former House minority leader acknowledged turnout will be low but pointed out his targeted campaigning in Greater Minnesota and among “communities of color” as reasons for optimism. He made no predictions.
As he spoke, the skies above St. Paul’s grand boulevard clouded over. What will that mean for the already expected low turnout?