Release: Angie Craig Launches Campaign For Congress

Craig announces long list of initial endorsements 

Burnsville, MN – Today, Angie Craig stood in front of a packed room at the Diamondhead Education Center in Burnsville and announced that she is challenging Jason Lewis in Minnesota's Second Congressional District. Craig was joined by gubernatorial candidates, state legislators, labor leaders, and community advocates as she announced her run.

"I'm proud to launch my campaign today with the voices and support of so many great Minnesota leaders," Craig said. "I'm running for Congress to build a Minnesota for all of us. I want to work so that every member of every family is rewarded for their hard work with an outstanding education, the training or re-training for a good job, and a fair shot at a better life. Washington needs leaders that work for all of us here in Minnesota and with the broad support we've already built, I know I can be that leader for the Second District."

Craig launched her campaign with the support and endorsement of several prominent Minnesota leaders and local and national organizations. Endorsers include:

  • Congressman Rick Nolan
  • Congressman & DFL Candidate for Governor Tim Walz
  • Former MN House Speaker & Candidate for Governor Paul Thissen
  • Former MN House Majority Leader & Candidate for Governor Erin Murphy
  • St. Paul Mayor and Candidate for Governor Chris Coleman


  • Minority Leader Melissa Hortman
  • Senator Jim Carlson
  • Senator Greg Clausen
  • Former Senator Kevin Dahle
  • Former Senator Matt Schmit
  • Representative Laurie Halverson
  • Representative Sandy Masin
  • Representative Erin Maye Quade
  • Former Representative Will Morgan


  • Communication Workers of America MN State Council
  • Equality PAC
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Ironworkers Local 512
  • International Association of Machinists District 77
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 82
  • League of Conservation Voters Action Fund
  • Teamsters Local 120
  • United Auto Workers
  • United Steel Workers


  • MN House Candidate Lindsey Port
  • MN House Candidate Maggie Williams
  • MN House Candidate Marla Vagts
  • MN House Candidate Geoff Dittberner
  • David Wellstone
  • Andy Slavitt, Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Craig is a former journalist and healthcare leader who lives with her wife and four sons in Eagan. Please visit to learn more.




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