Governor Dayton Endorses Rick Nolan

By KBJR News 1

Governor Dayton Endorses Rick Nolan

July 31, 2012 Updated Jul 31, 2012 at 10:08 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has thrown his support behind DFL endorsed Rick Nolan for the 8th District Congressional Seat.

Governor Dayton sent out the following endorsement letter for Nolan:

"I write today to proudly and enthusiastically endorse Rick Nolan for Congress. Rick is a true common sense champion for the middle class, for seniors and for our children. He is the candidate who will win this 8th District seat back for Democrats in November.

I'm also writing because this is a critical time for his campaign. We need to make sure Rick has the resources necessary to fight back against the special interest money coming from the Super PACs run by the likes of Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson.

We need more than a "good vote" in a Congress. We need a proven leader who can get past the partisan gridlock and get things done. We need someone who will fight to rebuild the middle class, protect Medicare and Social Security and invest in America's infrastructure. Rick Nolan is clearly the person we need representing us in Washington.

Rick owned and operated a sawmill and pallet factory, so he has firsthand experience creating jobs. He understands the importance of our mining, timber, manufacturing, shipping and tourism industries.

And I hope you'll help me help him -- because it's time we had a fighter like Rick Nolan representing the 8th once again.

Governor Mark Dayton"

Rick Nolan has also been endorsed by former 8th Congressional District Representative Jim Oberstar, Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon, Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Al Franken.

Incumbent Representative Chip Cravaack, Tarryl Clark and Jeff Anderson are also running for the 8th Congressional District Seat in Washington, D.C.

Voters will choose on August 14th which candidates from each party they would like see go on to the November election.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns