Attorney General Lori Swanson today announced she is running for governor. Swanson made the announcement at a hastily assembled news conference at the IDS center in downtown Minneapolis. And she’s chosen retiring Congressman Rick Nolan to be her running mate for Lieutenant Governor. The two are touting themselves as “Minnesota’s Problem Solving Ticket”. Swanson bowed out of the DFL endorsement process for Attorney General Saturday after not securing an endorsement on the first ballot, paving the way for Minneapolis lawyer Matt Pelikan to get the nod. The decision to run for governor is a change of heart for Swanson, who announced in January she would not make a gubernatorial bid. At this point, Swanson would face DFL-endorsed Representative Erin Murphy and Congressman Tim Walz-who filed to run earlier today.