The political action committee for MN NOW, the state’s wing of the National Organization for Women, decided last night that two candidates are better than one and gave an electoral plug to Margaret Anderson Kelliher in the governor’s race.
The group had previously endorsed Matt Entenza, one of Kelliher’s challengers for the DFL nomination in the governor’s race. There’d been some talk that NOW’s endorsement of Entenza over the only woman who’s a major candidate in the race was a snub of Kelliher.
But now they’ve got the bases nearly covered in the DFL Aug. 10 primary. Mark Dayton is also running — without the NOW nod.
MPR’s Polinaut blog reports:
Minnesota NOW’s PAC Board Chair Gordy Gustafson said the board reserves the right to endorse more than one candidate for office.
“An endorsement means that they are a strong supporter of women’s rights and if we have multiple candidates in a race that meet that criteria, we will endorse multiple candidates.”