ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The race for Minnesota attorney general is already
underway, but the current officer holder hasn't yet disclosed her 2018 political
ambitions and whether she'll run for governor.



Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party hasn't given a timetable on when she'll make a decision about whether to seek re-election or
run for an open governor's office next year.

As she decides, the scramble for the attorney general's office is in full
swing. Republican Harry Niska declared his candidacy Monday, and former state
Rep. Doug Wardlow, another Republican, is also running.

DFL Rep. John Lesch of St. Paul and former DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler have launched
campaigns, contingent on if Swanson moves on from the post. Two other Democrats
also have expressed interest in running if Swanson doesn't.