More endorsements for Minnesota candidates – from Hillary Clinton as well as President Trump

Clinton has backed Dave Hutch in the Hennepin County Sheriff race.
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Sheriff candidate Dave Hutch, DFLer Heather Edelson, and Republican Pete Stauber.

Sheriff candidate Dave Hutch, DFLer Heather Edelson, and Republican Pete Stauber.

We're a week away from the mid-term elections and more Minnesota candidates have been singled out with significant endorsements.

Both former presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump have endorsed candidates who will be on some ballots next Tuesday.

Clinton's endorsements have come via the Run for Something program, which endorses young, progressive candidates who are committed to improving their communities as well as "bringing diversity and compassion to local office."

Clinton has endorsed two candidates in county and state races in Minnesota, including Dave "Hutch" Hutchinson, who is running to unseat Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek.

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It's expected to be a tight race for sheriff with Stanek failing to get a majority in the August primaries. Even though sheriff races are non-partisan, Hutch has been endorsed by Democrats while Stanek has the backing of Republicans.

The other endorsement from Clinton was for Heather Edelson, who is running in House district 49A – covering Edina – to unseat Republican incumbent Dario Anselmo.

President Trump endorses congressional candidates

President Trump tweeted a series of endorsements for some of Minnesota's Republican congressional candidates – including another endorsement for Rep. Erik Paulsen.

Trump already endorsed the 3rd District candidate last week, despite Paulsen having made attempts to distance himself from the president during this campaign.

Paulsen was included in another tweet in which Trump endorsed Republicans fighting in Minnesota's most competitive districts: the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 8th Districts.

There were shout outs for Paulsen, Rep. Jason Lewis, and candidates Pete Hagedorn (1st District vs. Dan Feehan) and Pete Stauber (8th District vs. Joe Radinovich).

It was the second tweet the president issued, after an earlier one misspelled Paulsen's name, and also linked to the wrong Jason Lewis.

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