Thus far, it's unclear whether or not Tinklenberg will abide by the DFL endorsement.
Kare 11 reports:
If one of them wins the DFL endorsement, Tinklenberg wouldn't say Monday what he'll do. Last time he ran, he pledged to drop out if the endorsement wasn't his.
Tinklenberg campaigned in 2006 but dropped out when he didn't get the DFL endorsement. This time, he wouldn't commit to dropping out if the DFL backs one of the other two Democratic candidates -- Bob Hill or Bob Olson, both lawyers.
Tinklenberg says he's seeking the party endorsement again, but he hasn't ruled out running in a primary.
Delgates and party activists alike deserve to know whether or not Tinklenberg will abide by the DFL endorsement.
While it's important that we don't tear each other apart to the point where we're not strong enough to defeat Michele Bachmann, our ultimate goal, we're all in this together.
We have to stand by each other and ensure that our party is ready for next fall. To that end, it's important that we respect the time-honored endorsement process. Bob Olson has committed to this and Elwyn Tinklenberg hasn't.