In two weeks, DFLers will meet in Duluth to make their pick for governor.

A host of candidates is vying for the endorsement and that's given rise to renewed attention on the so called "drop rule."

"There is a proposal to change the drop rule," said Brian Melendez, chairman of the DFL party.

Currently, the party's rules sets the threshold at five percent for the first ballot, meaning any candidate who doesn't get five percent must drop out. The threshold increases by five percent for each subsequent ballot, capping at 25 percent. That means any candidate who does not get 25 percent of the vote eventually must drop out.

That could mean a quicker convention as lagging candidates have to drop out more quickly, leaving just the leading candidates --  expected to be House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak -- behind.

But there's a proposal afoot that would change the rule, Melendez said.

A new scheme would start the threshold at three percent and increase it by three percent at each ballot. The new rule would cap the threshold at 15 percent.

That proposal would help the candidates who couldn't reach the 25 percent threshold stay in the race.

There's also proposal to simply drop the lowest vote-getter on each ballot.

The DFL rules committee will meet Sunday, April 11 to figure out the rule.

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