SAINT PAUL, MN – Today, DFL-Endorsed Erin Murphy and Rep. Erin Maye Quade earned Emily’s List’s endorsement for Governor and Lt. Governor of Minnesota. EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, delivers more momentum to the Murphy/Maye-Quade ticket, which earned the DFL endorsement last week and the support of Governor Mark Dayton on Monday.
Statement from Rep. Erin Murphy:
“I am proud to earn the endorsement of EMILY’s List, an organization with a powerful track record supporting the campaigns of women who know how to fight and know how to win. Minnesotans want great schools, economic security, affordable health care, and we care about one another. As Governor, I will focus on these shared values and work with Minnesotans to deliver results on the tough issues we face and build a bright future together.”
Statement from Rep. Erin Maye Quade:
“We are honored to earn the endorsement of EMILY’s List and are committed to the hard work ahead in this campaign to build a bright future for Minnesota. As we talk with Minnesotans and listen to their hopes and concerns, it is clear they are asking more of their elected leaders. They want us to take on the issues central to their daily lives and put people before political games. That’s what Erin Murphy and I will continue to do in this campaign and how we will lead our state forward.”
Statement from Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY’s List:
“Erin Murphy is a proven leader who knows firsthand, from legislative and personal experience, the issues that matter most to Minnesotans, especially access to quality, affordable health care. When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Erin, who is a registered nurse, had to navigate the complex health care system and fight with her other’s insurance ompany at every turn. This experience ignited in Erin a desire to ensure that policy – health-related and otherwise – works for working families. She ran for the Minnesota House, where she has served as a legislator for over a decade. This same desire is what drives her to serve fellow Minnesotans in the state’s highest office now.
“Both of these women have what it takes to fight and win for Minnesota’s families, and they have both earned the state party’s endorsement. One of the ticket’s potential Republican opponents is former governor Tim Pawlenty, a well-funded candidate who’s working hard to undo progress in the state. EMILY’s List is excited to show both Erins our full support and help Minnesota make history by electing this all-woman ticket.”