St. John’s businessman Dean MacDonald inserted himself into the Liberal leadership race Tuesday to endorse candidate Cathy Bennett.
MacDonald spent most of 2012 giving speeches and musing about running for leader of the Liberal party, but ultimately backed out.
In throwing his support behind Bennett, MacDonald cited her business background and her position supporting Muskrat Falls.
“We need a plan to make life better in Newfoundland and Labrador, with a party and a leader that can make that happen,” MacDonald said in a news release sent out by Bennett’s campaign. “I’m endorsing Cathy Bennett today because I know she’s that leader, someone who will stand up for what’s right for our people and fight for our province.”