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Dougald Lamont running for helm of Manitoba Liberals

Dougald Lamont has put his name in to run for the leader of the Manitoba Liberals. Global News / File

The race for the leadership of the Manitoba Liberal Party has a second candidate.

Dougald Lamont says he is entering the race that will be decided at the party’s Oct. 23 convention.

Lamont ran in 2013 and finished a distant second to Rana Bokhari, who stepped down after last year’s election that saw the Liberals win three of the 57 legislature seats.

READ MORE: Manitoba Liberal Party leader Rana Bokhari stepping down

Lamont says he is getting in the race earlier his time and is hopeful because he is more of a known quantity to provincial Liberals.

The only other candidate so far is Cindy Lamoureux, a 25-year-old who was first elected to the legislature last year.

READ MORE: Cindy Lamoureux announces her run for Manitoba Liberal leadership

Lamont owns a small digital media company and is also a lecturer in government-business relations at the University of Winnipeg.

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