Former Mich. Gov. Jennifer Granholm will be the featured speaker at the DFL's Humphrey-Mondale Dinner June 6 at the Hilton in Minneapolis, the party announced today.
Granholm was elected attorney general in 1998 and then Michigan's first woman governor in 2002, serving two terms. Michigan struggled through the collapse of the auto industry and job loss during her tenure, and the city of Detroit sank into eventual bankruptcy. Unemployment began to decline rapidly, however, near the end of her second term as the auto bailout took effect.
Here she is at 2012 Democratic National Convention:
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."