Former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson backs Obama
By Don Davis
St. Paul Capitol Bureau
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's maverick Republican on Thursday endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president.
Two-term Gov. Arne Carlson said he picked Obama in part because of recent comments by GOP U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann indicating she might think Obama is anti-American. Carlson, who has endorsed other Democrats over the years, said such comments do not represent Minnesota.
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