Democrat R.T. Rybak’s campaign for governor says Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont and chair of the DNC, will campaign for Rybak on Friday. Rybak’s campaign manager, Tina Smith, says Dean will hold a fundraiser for Rybak and will try to meet with some DFL delegates at Rybak’s campaign headquarters. She said more details will be forthcoming.
Dean announced last month that he was backing Rybak.
Rybak is among a large number of candidates vying for the DFL endorsement for governor. The list includes Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, state Rep. Paul Thissen, state Rep. Tom Rukavina, state Sen. John Marty, former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton and former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza.
Democrats will meet to endorse a candidate for governor on April 24th in Duluth.