In case there were any doubt about the unity of the DFL in Tuesday's primary for the special election in Minnesota House District 19A, the three candidates who didn't get the endorsement make it clear in a letter to the Mankato Free Press: Other DFL candidates: Vote for Clark Johnson:
On Jan. 19, DFL House District 19A endorsed candidate Clark Johnson for state representative. After a contested endorsing convention, Clark Johnson won the endorsement from DFL convention delegates enthusiastic and energized.
We, Karl Johnson, Tim Strand and Robin Courrier, are suspending our campaigns and throwing our full support behind our DFL-endorsed candidate, Clark Johnson.
We ask you to vote for Clark Johnson in the Jan. 29 primary and in the special election Feb. 12.
Clark Johnson will work hard to find a balanced approach to our state's budgetary deficits. Clark Johnson is committed to construction of a four-lane Highway 14 to New Ulm. Clark Johnson will work hard for property tax reform in our state. Clark Johnson is committed to full funding for education.
Because DFL party rules required a ten-day notice for the call for an endorsing convention, the convention had to be held after the deadline for a candidate to withdraw from the race and all four candidates' names remain on Tuesday's ballot.
The winner will face IP candidate Tim Gieseke and Republican Allen Quist in the February 12 primary.
Photo: Clark Johnson supporters.
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