Wetterling Backs Gaertner

Child-safety advocate and former congressional candidate Patty Wetterling is endorsing Susan Gaertner for Minnesota governor.

Wetterling wrote a letter backing the Ramsey County attorney, who is seeking the DFL nomination.

“The person I am supporting has the executive leadership ability of a manager of a large public office, the community commitment of a local elected official and the moral integrity of a prosecutor who does what is right rather than what is popular,” Wetterling wrote. “With strong Democratic values and a pragmatic approach, this candidate will bring together progressives, moderates and independents in a coalition that can win next November.”

Gaertner is one of nearly a dozen Democratic-Farmer-Laborite candidates vying for the nomination.