Margaret Anderson Kelliher snatched the endorsement from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party Saturday in Duluth, Minn.
Kelliher, the current House Speaker, is the first woman to receive an endorsement from a major party in Minnesota, FOX 21 News said.
Kelliher had to woo delegates for endorsements, going against popular and well-known people such as Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, the Star Tribune said.
Kelliher still has a long road ahead as she must face off against other Democratic challenges such as the powerful former U.S. Senator Mark Dayton, the Star Tribune said.