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McCollum backs Steve Kelley in Minnesota governor’s race

WASHINGTON, D.C. -— Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., is supporting former state DFL Sen.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -— Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., is supporting former state DFL Sen. Steve Kelley for governor.

In a letter (PDF) sent to Minnesotans, McCollum today called Kelley “one of the most effective collaborative leaders” that she has known.

She went on to mention that she and Kelley “first crossed paths as opponents at debate meets in high school.”

“As a DFLer, I believe Steve would be the candidate who can finally reverse the decades-long trend of losing the Governor’s race,” McCollum wrote. “Steve is the right candidate at the right time to take back the governor’s office for the DFL.”