Fleet Farm executive Stewart Mills is generating buzz as a possible GOP challenger to Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.
Former state Rep. Tom Rukavina is reportedly going to work for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. The Iron Ranger who served 26 years in the state House will focus on mining, timber and tourism issues, according to the Duluth News Tribune
Former Duluth City Council president Jeff Anderson, who ran against Nolan this summer in a DFL primary election, will serve as Nolan's district director. Anderson became a supporter of Nolan after the primary. He will now oversee Nolan's Minnesota congressional offices across the northeastern district, including planned offices in Duluth and Brainerd.
Mike Misterek, who served as campaign manager for Rick Nolan's successful congressional bid in the 8th Congressional District, is headed to Washington to work as his chief of staff.
by Paul Demko
Published: November 9, 2012
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Democrats had an outstanding night on Tuesday. They won back control of the Minnesota House and Senate, picked up a congressional seat, and defeated two contentious amendments that most political observers expected to prevail.
With less than 24 hours to go before polls open, the high-profile race for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District is still too close to call, according to the latest SurveyUSA poll.
Clinton's visit follows poll numbers that show Mitt Romney gaining on President Barack Obama in Minnesota.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: October 24, 2012
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One notable exception: Cravaack/Nolan CD 8 race
The decision marks the second time during the campaign that Cravaack's team has convinced a station to reject an attack ad.
Nolan's camp urged caution in the face of the promising numbers from the Star Tribune poll, while Cravaack's flatly claimed that the results were inaccurate.