WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign appointed a few dozen Minnesotans to the her leadership council over the weekend -- though most of the state's U.S. House members are holding out on endorsing her.
Those on the leadership council are charged with “amplifying the national voice’ for Clinton across Minnesota, ahead of the March 1 caucuses.
The team includes Gov. Mark Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, both Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, some union leaders, including Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota and 15 state representatives and senators, including Melissa Franzen, Jeff Hayden, Sandy Pappas and Kathy Sheran.
Only Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has signed onto support her on the U.S. House side. Conspicuously missing from Clinton’s list, released Monday, are Reps. Rick Nolan, Collin Peterson, Keith Ellison and Betty McCollum.
McCollum, Ellison, Nolan and Peterson have said they have not endorsed anyone yet for the 2016 presidential campaign.
Clintons campaign noted they hope to expand the leadership council in Minnesota.