Experienced Democratic representative Tina Liebling announced her exit from the race for Minnesota governor on Monday. Liebling did not feel confident in her odds to win the DFL endorsement. The race to replace Mark Dayton remains heavily contested. Three candidates remain on the Democratic side, with U.S Rep. Tim Walz, state Rep. Erin Murphy, and state Auditor Rebecca Otto left fighting. For Republicans, former governor Tim Pawlenty is considering another shot at the position. Liebling had trouble gaining support and the necessary fundraising, and will instead run for reelection in her Rochester-area House district. If elected, this would be her eighth term in office.