DFL state Rep. Erin Murphy of St. Paul and DFL state Rep. Maria Ruud are backing Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher's campaign for governor. Here's the e-mail sent by Kelliher's campaign:
In 2010, there is nothing more important for Democrats than electing a DFL governor to lead Minnesota.
We are supporting Margaret Anderson Kelliher and her campaign for governor, because she shares our values, she's an effective leader, and she can win this campaign.
Margaret has the instinct, experience and passion to lead us through the significant challenges we face in Minnesota. She has a keen eye for solving problems and she isn't interested in scoring political points or taking credit even when it's well-deserved.
Margaret has the best interests of Minnesotans in mind--not her own.
We have witnessed Margaret in action, and that's exactly why we're supporting her for governor. Margaret brings diverse coalitions of people together, cultivates an atmosphere that brings out the best in everyone, and she gets results.
We need a leader who can work in a partisan environment and be ready to govern from day one. Our next governor will have just 12 weeks to put together a budget and Margaret is the only candidate with the experience to get that done.
She is honest. She has integrity. She is the leader we need today.
Join us in supporting Margaret Anderson Kelliher's campaign for governor!
Rep. Erin Murphy & Rep. Maria Ruud