Arne Carlson backs Obama
Minnesota's maverick Republican Thursday endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president.
Two-term Gov. Arne Carlson said he picked Obama in part because of recent comments by GOP U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann indicating Obama may be anti-American. Carlson, who has endorsed other Democrats over the years, said such comments do not represent Minnesota.
"I do not want to be known as the land of strange sentiments," Carlson said.