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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