Monday, August 4, 2008
A good day for Gildea
We just got a release from the campaign of Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Lorie Gildea announcing that she has gotten the endorsements of three former chief justices of the state high court -- Russell Anderson, Kathleen Blatz and Sandy Keith.
Combined, the trio of chiefs guided the high court for 18 years -- from 1990 to last June, when Anderson retired and Eric Magnuson took over as chief. The support comes at a good time for Gildea, who faces challenges from three opponents -- District Court Judge Deborah Hedlund, longtime public defender Rick Gallo and Minneapolis attorney Jill Clark. The field will be whittled down to two in next month's primary.