Congressman Rick Nolan's office announced Monday he has endorsed Tim Walz for Governor of Minnesota.
Walz, a Congressman for Minnesota's first district, is in a growing field of candidates for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party nomination for Governor, including State Auditor Rebecca Otto.
Longtime Democratic State Rep. Tina Liebling announced on Monday she was ending her campaign for governor.
Nolan issued the following statement after his endorsement:
"It's an honor to endorse my friend and colleague, Congressman Tim Walz, to be Minnesota's next great governor. Tim's outstanding leadership in the Congress, particularly on Veterans issues, and his common sense, progressive record and value system will strongly resonate with both rural and urban Minnesotans. I'm confident he will unite our DFL party and lead us to a resounding victory in this critical election for governor in 2018."