The Latest: Lori Swanson stands by running mate Rick Nolan

By |2018-07-22T08:59:19-05:00July 22nd, 2018|

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lori Swanson is standing by her running mate, Rick Nolan, despite pressure from liberal groups to dump him over his handling of a top aide accused of sexual harassment. MinnPost reported Thursday that Nolan aide Jim Swiderski was allowed to leave quietly rather than be fired over alleged sexual harassment. Swiderski was hired by Nolan's re-election campaign months later, something Nolan now acknowledges was a mistake. A Swanson campaign spokeswoman, Ruth Stanoch, suggested that Swanson rivals Tim Walz and Erin Murphy are trying to exploit the matter. Stanoch said some of the figures in the MinnPost story have [...]