St. Paul mayor Melvin Carter endorses Amy Klobuchar for president

Melvin Carter will join Klobuchar in Los Angeles ahead of the latest debate.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar has received yet another endorsement from Minnesota, that of St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.

The Minnesota senator will be joined by Carter in Los Angeles on Thursday ahead of the latest Democratic debate, with Sen. Klobuchar set to unveil her "housing first and poverty policy."

Carter had made reducing housing and income inequality one of the key tenets of his reign as St. Paul's mayor, and says that Klobuchar best represents the issues he's trying to address.

"Amy Klobuchar understands - and has a plan to address - the challenges that communities like Saint Paul face every day,” Carter said.

"I am excited to endorse her presidential campaign; her proven ability to bring people together and get things done is exactly what we need."

As Minnesota's senior senator, it's no surprise that Klobuchar has picked up the vast majority of endorsements from prominent state Democrat.

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Gov. Tim Walz have also thrown their backing behind Klobuchar, who in one recent poll managed to reach double digit support in Iowa.

Most of Minnesota's Democratic caucus in Congress, namely Reps. Dean Phillips, Angie Craig, Betty McCollum and Collin Peterson, have also thrown their backing behind her.

The notable exception to that list is 5th District Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has given her endorsement to Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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