Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has officially endorsed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.
The announcement was made during a 30-minute news conference at the State Office Building. The former Minnesota was there, but did not make any comments.
Just days ago, Ventura had said that he did not plan to support Kerry or President Bush this election year.
Also at the news conference was former Maine Gov. Angus King, who was the only other third-party governor during Ventura’s years in office. He said Ventura changed his mind and decided to endorse Kerry.
Organizers didn’t even know Ventura was going to show up until the news conference started. He told reporters who followed him out to his car afterward that he’ll be doing interviews in Los Angeles.