Margaret Anderson Kelliher, the newly endorsed DFL candidate for governor, will receive some strong support tomorrow.
Kelliher has a statewide fly-around scheduled for Monday and the first stop will feature a who’s who of DFL leaders in Minnesota.
Sen. Al Franken, Reps. Tim Walz, Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and 3 of Kelliher’s opponents for the DFL endorsement (R.T. Rybak, John Marty and Paul Thissen) will all kick off the event in Bloomington.
Kelliher, DFL Party Chair Brian Melendez and State Auditor Rebecca Otto will then make other stops in Rochester, Mankato and Moorhead.
The move is an attempt to show that the party is unifying behind Kelliher leading up to the August primary. She’ll face some stiff competition. Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, former legislator Matt Entenza and Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner are all running in the primary.