Team Tina

Progressives from across Minnesota and the country recognize Tina's strong record and have endorsed her run for Senate. She knows how to get things done for Minnesotans.

"As I stood on the Senate floor with Tina earlier this year, I knew she would carry on the progressive legacy of this Senate seat. The same seat that I held, the seat that Paul Wellstone once held. And that's exactly what she's done."

Former Vice President Walter Mondale Former Vice President Walter Mondale

"Tina is smart, strategic, hard-working and incredibly effective, and has been an important ally and champion for Duluth and our region. Tina understands the importance of leading, listening, asking questions and then putting the pedal down to get things done."

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson Duluth Mayor Emily Larson

"Throughout my time in the legislature, I’ve known Tina Smith to be accessible and motivated to learn the issues facing Minnesotans of every age, race, religion, gender, and ethnicity. Tina Smith is a strong advocate for women, for immigrant and refugee families who are feeling extremely threatened in the current political climate, and she believes that every person deserves to see the economic benefits of a strong economy that works for everyone."

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar

"I am proud to call Senator Smith my colleague and my friend. She is a progressive champion and a fearless advocate for our fundamental right to vote. We need Senator Smith in the Senate to stand up against attacks on voting rights and defend progressive values for all Minnesotans."

Dr. Josie Johnson Dr. Josie Johnson

"As someone who represents the diverse communities of Saint Paul's East Side, my top priorities are economic equity, affordable housing, and job growth. I know Tina will fight hard to make progress for all Minnesota communities in the Senate."

State Senator Foung Hawj State Senator Foung Hawj

"I am constantly impressed by Tina Smith's commitment to Minnesota kids and families. I am proud to call her a mentor and a friend."

Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter

Endorsements for Senator Tina Smith


AFSCME Council 5

Minnesota AFL-CIO

Alliance for Retired Americans

American Federation of Government Employees

Council for a Livable World

DFL Stonewall Caucus

DFL Senior Caucus

Education Minnesota

End Citizens United

EMILY’s List

Human Rights Campaign Fund

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA!) Minnesota & North Dakota

League of Conservation Voters

Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council

Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters

Minnesota State Council of Machinists

Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction*

National Association of Social Workers

National Education Association

National Farmers Union

National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Action Fund

NARAL Pro-Choice America

OutFront Minnesota

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Population Connection Action Fund

SEIU Minnesota

Teamsters Joint Council 32

United Steelworkers

Women Winning

Minnesota Voices

ECM Publishers Editorial Board

Mesabi Daily News Editorial Board

Star Tribune Editorial Board

Winona Daily News Editorial Board

State Rep. Jamie Becker Finn

State Rep. Connie Bernardy

Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede

State Rep. Lyndon Carlson

St Paul Mayor Melvin Carter

State Sen. Bobby Joe Champion

State Sen. Greg Clausen

State Sen. Dick Cohen

State Rep. Jack Considine

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig

State Rep. Jim Davnie

Governor Mark Dayton

State Sen. Scott Dibble

State Rep. Rob Ecklund

State Sen. Kent Eken

MN Attorney General Keith Ellison

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

State Rep. Mike Frieberg

State Rep. Laurie Halverson

Ron Harris, Democratic National Committee

State Sen. Foung Hawj

State Sen. Jeff Hayden

Former State Rep. Debra Hilstrom

State Rep. Frank Hornstein

State Rep. Melissa Hortman

Jaylani Hussein, CAIR Minnesota

State Sen. Jason Isaacson

Nick Khaliq, Saint Paul NAACP

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar

State Rep. Erin Koegel

State Rep. Mary Kunesh Podein

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson

State Rep. Ben Lien

MN Dept. of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey

State Rep. Tim Mahoney

State Rep. Carlos Mariani

Former State Rep. Erin Maye Quade

U.S. Rep Betty McCollum

Ramsey County Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire

Vice President Walter Mondale

State Rep. Rena Moran

Ann Mulholland, Saint Paul Foundation

Former Duluth Mayor Don Ness

State Sen. Jerry Newton

Former U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan

State Rep. Liz Olson

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar

State Sen. Sandy Pappas

Former State Rep. John Persell

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips

State Rep. Dave Pinto

State Rep. Jeanne Poppe

State Sen. Ann Rest

Former Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

Former State Rep. Paul Rosenthal

Former Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak

State Rep. Jennifer Schultz

Tony Sertich, The Northland Foundation

State Sen. David Tomassoni

DFL State Executive Committee Tim Velde

MN DFL African American Caucus Hollies Winston

State Rep. Cheryl Youakim


President Barack Obama

Vice President Joe Biden

*Please note: being a Gun Sense Candidate is not considered a formal endorsement from Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund