At DNC, Mark Dayton recalls Senate seat mate Hillary Clinton
PHILADELPHIA -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton delivered a first-hand testimonial to Hillary Clinton before her speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday evening."When I was elected to the United States Senate 16 years ago, I was seated n...
PHILADELPHIA - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton delivered a first-hand testimonial to Hillary Clinton before her speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday evening.
"When I was elected to the United States Senate 16 years ago, I was seated next to the new Senator from New York, Hillary Clinton," Dayton said in brief remarks. "For the next six years, I saw – up close and in person – precisely the kind of leader this country needs right now.
"In the Senate, Hillary was a trusted partner on both sides of the aisle. She listened to people explain their problems, not just from New York but throughout our entire country. She championed their causes, because she shared the belief of Minnesota’s great Senator Paul Wellstone that we all do better when we all do better."
He said Clinton would be a strong leader for all Americans.
Dayton's speech came on the final day of the convention, being held in Philadelphia.
Meanwhile, during a brief speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention, Minnesota state Rep. Peggy Flanagan implied Donald Trump is a racist for calling Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” in reference to her Native-American heritage.
Flanagan, a St. Louis Park DFLer and member of the White Earth Nation of Ojibwe, read a letter she wrote to her 3 1/2-year-old daughter saying she was sorry the girl had to hear the “naughty guy on TV who says nasty things about women and Native Americans like us…
“Your name is not Pocahontas. You should never let anyone make you feel anything less than proud of who you are. So despite everything that has happened to our people, and no matter what Donald Trump says, we are still here.
“And I want you to grow up with our people’s values: honoring our elders, showing gratitude to our warriors, cherishing our children and gifts from our creator.”
A Hillary Clinton supporter, Flanagan said the Democratic presidential nominee shares those values.