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Apr 19th

Candidate endorsements going into primary

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The following is a list of candidates receiving endorsements from various sources for the upcoming Aug. 14 primaries.

Womenwinning has endorsed multiple candidates such as State Rep. District 59B candidate Terra Cole, Hennepin County Commissioner District 2 candidates Tonia Johnson, Linda Higgins and Paula Pentel. Pentel is also endorsed by Hennepin County Sheriff Deputies Association.

Insight News has endorsed Cole and Johnson.  Progressive Hmong American Democrats & Allies endorsed Hennepin County Commissioner District 2 candidate Blong Yang.  State Rep. District 59B candidate Anthony Hilton is endorsed by the Ecology Democracy party.

The American Federation of State and the Sierra Club have endorsed State Rep. District 59B candidate Raymond Dehn. Earth Protectors Companies endorsed Leslie Davis for County Commissioner, District 2.

The Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) Party endorsed Higgins. Higgins is also endorsed by the Stonewall DFL caucus and DFL Veterans Caucus, Mpls. Police Federation, Mpls. Firefighters Local 82, and MN Nurses Association.

Political figures such as State Rep. Rena Moran have endorsed Johnson and Cole.  Congressman Keith Ellison has endorsed Dehn and Higgins. Hennepin County Commissioner Randy Johnson endorsed County Commissioner District 2 candidate Kathleen Murdock.

Councilman Don Samuels endorsed Higgins and State Rep. District 59B candidate Ian Alexander. Higgins is endorsed by three other council members including Diane Hofstede, Lisa Goodman, and Sandy Colvin Roy. Higgins also has Sen. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar.

Hofstede has also endorsed Cole.  Goodman has endorsed Alexander.  

While not all candidates could be reached, Hennepin County Commissioner District 2 candidate Rolf Erickson currently has no endorsements.


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