DFL'ers and Republicans are giving the first inkling of who will be running for Minnesota governor in November.

On the DFL side it was Congressman Tim Walz leading the pack, coming in with just over 30 percent of the vote.

On the Republican side, it was Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson leading the way with more than 45 percent.

And while both candidates are encouraged by last night's results, they also say it's just the first step in the process.

Wednesday morning, State Rep. Paul Thissen announced he's dropping out of the DFL governor's race after a poor showing in the caucuses.

He finished at the bottom of a six–candidate field, gaining less than 5 percent of the votes.

The next step toward November's election is the August 14th primary.

-KEYC News 12