ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — There was a rare endorsement by President Obama on Wednesday for a Minnesota Congressional candidate.
Third District Democratic Congressional candidate Terri Bonoff released a video Wednesday of President Obama asking voters to support her. It is rare in politics for the president to personally endorse candidates at the Congressional level.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Woman Found Stabbed To Death On Shakopee Sidewalk
Obama is making an exception for Terri Bonoff.
Bonoff is in a tough race against Second District Republican Congressman Erik Paulsen. Paulsen has denounced his party nominee Donald Trump, and says he won’t vote for him.READ MORE: MPD: Speeding Motorist In Stolen Minivan Fatally Strikes Man Standing Outside, Flees The Scene
And Bonoff is hoping the President’s popularity in the district could give her a boost.
“Some say you can learn a lot about a person by how they have raised their kids. Well, Terri Bonoff’s son is one of my closest aides. And he and his mom are both amazing. Terri’s running for Congress, and we need a lot more people like her in Washington,” Obama said.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Scent Of Smoke Fills The Air As Wildfire Haze Reduces Air Quality
Bonoff’s son is the President’s personal assistant, who is with President Obama wherever he goes.