Minneapolis bloggers are celebrating a historic moment.
The Minneapolis Blogging Association, a nonprofit group that has supported more than a dozen candidates for elected office, endorsed Donald Trump last month, a move that comes after the group’s founder and longtime activist, David Henningsen, was elected to Congress.
“In the last year, we’ve seen some incredible grassroots action on many fronts and it is a wonderful thing to see,” Henninsen said in a statement.
“I’m humbled and delighted to be a part of this group that is committed to electing people to the United States Senate who are dedicated to advancing a more inclusive and diverse America.”
Hennonsen, whose blog has more than 1 million readers, is running for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.).
He was endorsed by the Washington Post and National Review, as well as by the Writers Guild of America.
In addition to Hennkinsen, the Minnesota Bloggers Coalition is supporting Rep. Keith Ellison (D), a Minneapolis city councilman who is vying to unseat Franken.
“The Minnesota Blogging Coalition has a history of supporting progressive candidates and causes,” said Hennersens attorney, Jennifer Deutsch, in a phone interview with The Associated Press.
“We’re honored to support Keith Ellison for the United State Senate and we will continue to do so.”
HENNISEN ON GAY WIFE: ‘She is a beautiful person’ While Hennensen is running in a crowded field, he said he would still like to run for the Democratic nomination.
He said he is proud of the diversity of his family and that his sister has been a leader in her community.
“She is not the type of person who would want to be in politics,” Hensonsen said.
“So, I think the focus is on the next step.
I’m not thinking about running for mayor of Minneapolis, but I want to work to ensure that we get the diversity in the United [States] that we need.
And if I get elected, I’ll do everything I can to be the voice of the community.”
HENSON ON WEDDING WALKS: ‘I’m not sure I’d want to go to a wedding without my husband’ Hennson said he has never been married and plans to wed his fiancee in October.
“But I would love to go,” he said.
He also plans to give the couple’s 10-year-old daughter, Liana, a “couple’s gift.”
Henny said the couple will work on raising funds for a local homeless shelter, and Hennys plan is to get Liana a college scholarship to attend one.
“It’s a big deal that we’re getting married in a country where gay marriage is still legal,” Henny told The Associated News.
“And I know my fiancee will do her best to make sure Liana has a good life.
She is a great mom, great daughter, and I’m very proud of her.”
The Minnesota Blogger Coalition is not a political action committee, but the group has endorsed dozens of candidates.
“There are a lot of young people who have done really good work for their community, and they are getting rewarded for it,” Hernsonsen told The AP.
“They’re getting to meet their heroes, to have a better life.
And I think that’s really important.”
HONORABLE MENTION: “Feminist Bloggers’ Association Award” awarded to David Hennesens for his work promoting equality and social justice on social media.
Hennsens, the former editor of the feminist blog Feministing, also received the award from the Minnesota Writers Guild.
HENNESENS ON THE VIRUS: “I was scared when it first came to me” Hennosens was diagnosed with the coronavirus in October, but said he recovered fully.
He was diagnosed at his home in Minneapolis.
“At that point, I had been living at home for eight weeks,” Henneses said.
Hennessons first test came back positive after the coronivirus was detected in October in California, but he said his health continued to improve after he was released from the hospital.
“My body is doing better,” he told The Washington Post.
“As of today, I’m feeling much better.
And my immune system is going very well.”
Hennes’ wife, Liza, and his two daughters, Ashley and Brooke, are thrilled with his health.
Henna said they were excited when he received his first test result.
“When you get a positive result, you’re worried that you’re going to die.
But we knew he was healthy, and we were hopeful that he would get through the virus,” Henna told The Post.
HENISENS ON VIRAL WIKIPEDIA: “The best way to fight this virus is to help” Hennes