TakeAction endorses Noor and Allen in special DFL legislative primaries

Liberal political action group TakeAction Minnesota has endorsed candidates in two legislative races that hold DFL primaries Tuesday:

In Senate District 59, they voted to support Mohamud Noor, who, if elected would be the state’s first Somali-American legislator. Also running in the DFL primary in that race are: Kari Dziedzic, Jacob Frey, Paul Ostrow and Peter Wagenius.

In House District 61B, the group endorsed Susan Allen, who would be the first American Indian woman in the Legislature, if she wins. She also has the DFL party endorsement.

Said Dan McGrath, TakeAction Minnesota’s executive director:

“Noor and Allen are exactly the kind of leaders we need to help guide our state as it continues to diversify and works to overcome some really significant economic and racial disparities.”

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Lauren Maker on 12/05/2011 - 09:46 am.

    It would be interesting to know if Take Action screened all candidates in the races before making their endorsements–they only screened their endorsee in the special election for SD 61.

    The outcome in the SD 59 race will have an additional measure besides the primary winner–it’s likely to be a referendum on Mayor RT Rybak–a big loss by his chief budget staffer Peter Wagenius does not bode well for His Honor’s political future in Minneapolis.

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