Another union endorses Kelliher

Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher apparently has received another union’s backing in her bid for the DFL endorsement for governor, says MPR’s Polinaut.

It’s from Greater MN AFSCME Council 65. This follows Kelliher’s endorsement Thursday from operating engineers.

This AFSCME council has about 13,000 members outside the metro area; the bigger AFSCME Council 5, has 43,000 members and has endorsed former U.S. Sen Mark Dayton in the governor’s race.

So the heft of unions around the state continues to be spread among several DFLers, as Doug Grow reported last week, with these other developments so far:

• Northern Central State Regional Carpenters Council: Tom Bakk.
• Minnesota Nurses Association: Paul Thissen.
• Local 20, Teamsters: R.T. Rybak.
• Four local steelworkers unions: Tom Rukavina.

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