Whitney Williams recieves endorsement of former Gov. Brian Schweitzer

(KPAX) Missoula businesswoman Whitney Williams, one of two Democrats running for governor, received a high-profile endorsement Thursday morning from former governor Brian Schweitzer.

Williams’ campaign released a video message from Schweitzer on social media.

The state’s former governor pointed to Williams’ experience in business and to her positions on issues like health care, education and public lands.

Schweitzer is the most prominent endorsement so far for Williams. She is also receiving support from groups like Emily’s List.

The other Democratic candidate, Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, has received support from Gov. Steve Bullock, Sen. Jon Tester and former Sen. Max Baucus.