PROVINCIAL Justice Minister Andrew Swan has publicly endorsed Keith Bellamy in the race for the NDP nomination for Winnipeg's Daniel McIntyre ward.
Bellamy, a constituency assistant to Winnipeg Centre MP Pat Martin, faces off against incumbent Coun. Harvey Smith in a May 30 nomination contest.
At a press conference at city hall on Friday, Swan was asked whether he will vote for Mayor Sam Katz or former NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis in this fall's mayoral contest.
The NDP justice minister replied he will vote for Bellamy in Daniel McIntyre.
Bellamy helped managed Swan's short-lived campaign for the NDP leadership last fall.
Smith has served as councillor from 1980 to 1986 and from 1998 until the present.