Top Minnesota newspaper endorses Clinton
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Minnesota’s largest newspaper endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHouse Judiciary Committee subpoenas FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts Clapper: Trump was serious when he said he wants citizens to act like North Koreans do for Kim Hillary Clinton: Fundamental rights are 'under assault like never before' MORE for president, adding to the Democratic candidate’s momentum after an overwhelming win in South Carolina’s primary on Saturday. 

“We believe Clinton is the clear choice over Sanders for heart and head alike,” the Star Tribune editorial board wrote

The editorial board cited Clinton’s “fight to overhaul health care” to show she is “capable of setting big, visionary goals and tackling complex policy.” 

“Clinton also has repeatedly shown the patience and discipline to work with opponents on compromises that result in degrees of progress,” the editorial continued. 

In contrast, the editorial board called Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSen. Sanders: 'Hypocrite' Trump rants against undocumented immigrants, but hires them at his properties On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump floats tariffs on European cars | Nikki Haley slams UN report on US poverty | Will tax law help GOP? It's a mystery Nikki Haley: 'Ridiculous' for UN to analyze poverty in America MORE (I-Vt.) a “polarizing” figure who “has fallen short on just how he would accomplish his political revolution.” 

Clinton, however, “proposes changes that are less sexy but more realistic.” 

The editorial board added that Clinton is the candidate who can “breach the divide between Democrats and Republicans” because she “has done so throughout her career.” 

The paper endorsed Clinton’s rival Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama to visit Kenya, South Africa for Obama Foundation in July Overnight Energy: EPA declines to write new rule for toxic spills | Senate blocks move to stop Obama water rule | EPA bought 'tactical' pants and polos Clarifying the power of federal agencies could offer Trump a lasting legacy MORE in 2008. 

Minnesota is among the states heading to polls on Super Tuesday, March 1. While Clinton delivered her victory speech in South Carolina, Sanders was arriving in Minnesota to start his campaign there. A Star Tribune poll from January put Clinton with 59 percent of the Democratic vote to Sanders's 25 percent.