8/2/04 10:00 AM EST
Democratic St. Paul, Minnesota, Mayor Endorses Bush
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports this morning that St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly "sent tremors through the presidential campaign in battleground Minnesota Sunday by endorsing Republican President George Bush, delighting state GOP officials and irritating his fellow DFLers." The Star Tribune adds, "A DFLer who spent 30 years in the Legislature battling Republicans on many fronts, Kelly offered no direct criticism of Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic nominee. The closest he came was criticizing a 'partisanship that threatens to destroy the national will to come together to win the war on terror here at home, and across the world.'"