President Obama Visits Minnesota

By KBJR News 1

October 23, 2010 Updated Oct 24, 2010 at 10:26 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- President Barack Obama made a stop in the Twin Cities Saturday...throwing his support behind Democrat Mark Dayton.

The visit comes just 10-days before voters take to the polls to decide which candidate is going to take over the state's top spot.

Democrats gathered for a unification rally in Minneapolis...LeAnn Wallace was there and has the story.

President Barack Obama brought his message of hope and change to Minneapolis Saturday...

"And so in 2008 you said "Yes we can!" In 2010 you gotta say..."Yes we can!"

Mr. Obama told an estimated 10,000 rally goers on the U of M campus that gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton is the best person for the job...because he knows first hand the things he's done for Minnesota.

"I served with Mark in the United States Senate and so I know this man and I know that he's been fighting for the people of this state his entire career."

"And we'll roll up our sleeves and work together, all of us together, for a better Minnesota," said Dayton.

Many came to the rally just to catch a glimpse of the President...

"Well I came to see Obama. My granddaughter really wanted to see him." said rally goer Georgia Anderson of Center City.

Others to support Dayton...

"I'm supporting Dayton because I know he's not bought by other people, he's for the people of Minnesota," said Rakesh Sharma.

Some even came as Republicans...

"If I could ask Mark a question, I'd ask him how he is going to pay for all of his liberal spending," said John Erickson of Bemidji.

But there was some common ground amongst the sea of DFL campaign signs...wanting a better Minnesota.

In Minneapolis, LeAnn Wallace, the Northland's NewsCenter.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is holding a rally in Saint Louis Park Sunday...Governor Tim Pawlenty is set to join him.