Peter Callaghan When presented with the “why are you running” question, Matt Pelikan breaks his answer into two parts.The first is why is he running at all? The second is why he ran for attorney general, an office already held by a DFLer, one with three statewide election victories under her belt.Pelikan said he ran as a result of the 2016 election of Donald Trump. He’d left a job with a Minneapolis law office and volunteered in Ohio to monitor and fight voter suppression. Trump’s victory left him “depressed, dispirited,” he said during a recent interview.“The only way forward was for progressives to get more involved, not less,” he said. And since he had already been active helping causes and other candidates, the way to become...
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Instead of just being depressed by Trump’s victory, Matt Pelikan decided to run for Minnesota attorney general