Six Democrat mayors in Minnesota endorse Trump over Biden

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DULUTH, Minn. (NEXSTAR) — Six Democrat mayors in Minnesota announced they’ve endorsed President Donald Trump over Joe Biden saying the Democratic candidate hasn’t done enough to help the working class.

In the letter dated Friday and viewed by the Duluth News Tribune, the mayors argued, “by putting tariffs on our products and supporting bad trade deals, politicians like Joe Biden did nothing to help the working class.”

The mayors claimed their region dubbed Iron Range had lost “thousands of jobs.” That portion of Minnesota they represent is named for its iron ore mining districts.

The letter was signed Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson, Virginia Mayor Larry Cuffe, Chisholm Mayor John Champa, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak, Eveleth Mayor Robert Vlaisavljevich and Babbitt Mayor Andrea Zupancich.

“Today, we don’t recognize the Democratic Party,” the letter read. “It has been moved so far to the left it can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class. The hard-working Minnesotans that built their lives and supported their families here on the Range have been abandoned by radical Democrats. We didn’t choose to leave the Democratic Party, the party left us.”

Two of the mayors who signed the letter appeared during a Friday campaign event featuring Vice President Mike Pence in Duluth.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More News

National News

More National

Washington D.C.

More Washington

Your Local Election HQ

More Your Local Election HQ

Daily Oklahoma Coronavirus Data


Contact In Your Corner Team

Latest News

More News

KFOR Digital Originals

More Digital Original

Follow @KFOR on Twitter