WASHINGTON — A bit of state pride to start the morning off before we go neck-deep into campaign finance fun.
Two with significant Minnesota ties made TIME Magazine’s annual list of 40 under 40, or as TIME calls them, the “rising stars of American politics.” Minnesota native Jake Sullivan and former Al Franken campaign chair Stephanie Schriock were listed. Links to their profiles and TIME’s descriptions are below.
The Minnesota native moved from Hillary Clinton’s campaign to Barack Obama’s after the 2008 primaries, then rejoined Clinton when Obama tapped her for State. Plugged in at the highest levels in Washington, Sullivan, 33, is already a force in diplomatic circles.
Schriock has an eye for talent. She saw so much potential in Al Franken that she left her job as Senator Jon Tester’s chief of staff to run the former funnyman’s hard-fought Minnesota U.S. Senate campaign, which culminated in an eight-month legal battle to seat him. These days the Montana native, 37, is putting her management moxie to work at EMILY’s List, an organization dedicated to recruiting Democratic women to run for elected office.