For mayoral candidates, St. Paul DFL convention is full of sound and fury, signifying … what, exactly?

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Peter Callaghan Ten hours is a lot of time to spend doing nothing.Yet after spending 10 hours in a St. Paul high school lunchroom, the city’s DFL Party organization failed to endorse one of the four men seeking a sole endorsement for mayor. That leaves Melvin Carter III, Pat Harris, Dai Thao and Tom Goldstein to file and run in November’s election without official DFL support — but also without incurring the ire of the party for ignoring an endorsement decision. While the city’s DFL convention resulted in no endorsement, it took a lot of activity among the 540 credentialed Democrats to do it. Carter’s campaign, which came in with the lead among the four, spent the day working to get him to the 60 percent majority needed for...

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