Hillary Clinton campaign announce endorsement list of more than 100
J. Patrick Coolican
February 19, 2016 — 9:09am
The campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a list of more than 100 names for its "Minnesota Leadership Council," including some who have already endorsed her, as well as some new, high-profile figures.
Vice President Walter Mondale; Richard Carlbom, who led marriage equality efforts here; Iron Range Rep. Carly Melin; Minneapolis Council Member Alondra Cano; gun violence prevention advocate Sami Rahamin; and radio show host Garrison Keillor are newer additions to a list that already included Gov. Mark Dayton, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Rep. Tim Walz.
The list includes mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis, dozens of state legislators and many union leaders.
Clinton's Democratic opponent is Sen. Bernie Sanders, who earned the key endorsement of Minneapolis Rep. Keith Ellison last year.
The Minnesota presidential straw poll will be at precinct caucuses Tuesday March 1.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."