Republican attorney general candidate Jim Schultz has secured endorsements from 40 county sheriffs across Minnesota, which analysts say is unusual for a group that tends to stay out of the political fray.  Schultz says it represents a broad base of support all around Minnesota:

“Minnesotans are fed up with the status quo.  They’re fed up with these politicians who want to de-fund the police, who… (have been) attacking police and excusing criminals.  We can’t do that, and I’m very proud of these endorsements.”

Democratic Attorney General Keith Ellison’s campaign hasn’t responded.  Sheriffs in Saint Paul (Ramsey) and three high-population suburban metro counties (Anoka, Dakota and Washington) have endorsed Schultz, plus sheriffs in population centers including Moorhead, Willmar, Rochester and Saint Cloud.