What you need to know about MN-8; also, updated numbers

With the conclusion to the MN-8 DFL straw poll the race for Congress in northern Minnesota enters a new phase. If you missed my radio piece about DFL candidates Rick Nolan, Jeff Anderson and Tarryl Clark on 91.7 KAXE you can hear it online now. KAXE has also compiled my candidate interview videos. I’ll be doing the same with an upcoming interview with Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN8).

Northern Community Radio sponsored those interviews and I encourage all of you to support this unique, independent public media source serving the region. They’ve got a fundraiser that starts next week. Listen for a while; you’ll be hooked.

Meantime, MPR posted some updated numbers for the MN-8 DFL straw poll. They have about 2,850 votes in their count, though there are a few more areas yet to report.

Nolan 48.4%
Anderson 30.7%
Clark 12.8%
Uncommitted 8%

All three candidates have today vowed to continue on the campaign, which was expected. Clark’s true strength would be in an open primary. Nolan is built to run with the endorsement. Anderson is stuck there in between, without much money but with a fair amount of support in Duluth and on the Range.

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