The Obama presidential campaign is set to enlist a handful of state lawmakers, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and a host of other Minnesota DFLers as it ramps up its efforts in the state ahead of November’s eletctions.
The Obama campaign in Minnesota said Monday morning that it would unveil a list of participants in a so-called Truth Team. The effort will be “a new effort by President Obama supporters to promote the President’s achievements, respond to attacks on his record, and hold republicans accountable,” according to a news release.
The announcement marks one of the first main initiatives from the Obama campaign in Minnesota since it established base operations and headquarters in the state. Former DFL communications head Kristin Sosanie moved over to the Obama Minnesota campaign to head communications efforts there.
Among the state lawmakers taking part in the “Truth Team” are Sens. Jeff Hayden and Scott Dibble and Reps. Erin Murphy, Steve Simon and Rick Hansen. Rybak, who’s also a vice chair with the Democratic National Committee will participate as well, along with DFL Chair Ken Martin and St. Paul City Councilman Melvin Carter.
The campaign will formally unveil the team at a Monday afternoon news conference to be held in the State Office Building.