CD12 Update: Watson Coleman gets backing of Minnesota congressman

Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-15) today landed the support of  U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN).

If you don’t know who he is, neither do we.

But he issued the following quote on behalf of the woman who hopes to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12):

“Bonnie is working hard to join me in Congress, and I know that when she gets here she will bring her strong, progressive values with her,” Ellison said in a statement. “With the Tea Party threatening to cut programs like Social Security and Medicare, instead of expanding them, it’s critical that Bonnie joins me to fight for our progressive values on Capitol Hill. 

“Bonnie is the only candidate in this race that has been endorsed by national progressive organizations like the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), Blue America and the Progressive Democrats of America,” he added.

CD12 Update: Watson Coleman gets backing of Minnesota congressman