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Clinton announces major Minnesota endorsements

ST. PAUL - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton rolled out a list of endorsements Monday containing much of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party leadership, highlighting the former senator and secretary of state's suppo...

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens as she is introduced at a campaign town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire October 5, 2015. REUTERS / Brian Snyder

ST. PAUL – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton rolled out a list of endorsements Monday containing much of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party leadership, highlighting the former senator and secretary of state’s support among party insiders as she fends off a bid from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and a potential candidacy from Vice President Joe Biden. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia are also in the race.
Clinton’s endorsement list includes big names that were already supporting her: Gov. Mark Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Flint Smith, DFL Chair Ken Martin, senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz.
But her list of more than 60 supporters also includes House DFL leader Paul Thissen, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and an array of former officials, city council members and activists. Another Clinton endorser is Alan Page, newly freed to endorse after retiring from the Minnesota Supreme Court this summer.
Absent from the list: Senate DFL leader Tom Bakk and any of Minnesota’s constitutional officers, all of whom are Democrats. Former Vice President Walter Mondale isn’t listed, but he has endorsed Clinton.
No other Democratic presidential candidate has anywhere near Clinton’s level of support in Minnesota. Sanders ’most prominent supporters are state Rep. Karen Clark of Minneapolis and former Gov. Jesse Ventura, the third-party politician and commentator.

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