After winning endorsement, Murphy names Maye Quade to ticket
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State Rep. Erin Murphy has named Rep. Erin Maye Quade as her running mate as she heads toward a primary in her bid for governor.
Murphy was endorsed by Democratic activists in Rochester Saturday. She defeated U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, who has indicated he’ll run for the party nomination in an August primary.
Murphy’s campaign announced her running mate Sunday. Maye Quade is a first-term Democratic lawmaker who rose to prominence last year after accusing several male legislators of sexual harassment. Both men later resigned. She also staged an overnight sit-in on the House floor to protest lack of action.
Man who shot bystander sentenced
to more than 13 years
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for a downtown Minneapolis shooting that seriously injured a bystander.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says 29-year-old Delorien Chatman pleaded guilty to first- and second-degree assault and illegally possessing a gun.
The incident happened last August. Witnesses say two men had gotten into a fight and Chatman got knocked to the ground. Chatman pulled out a gun and when he got up, fired a shot that hit the victim, and then ran away.
The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach.