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Reality Check: Why Is So Much Political Ad Money Being Spent In N. Minn.?

The barrage of political campaign ads has begun in Minnesota. That’s no surprise. What is unexpected, however, is all the early spending on two Minnesota Congressional seats. For more than two decades, 7th District Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson was untouchable– and unbeatable. So why are Democrats spending a fortune to run this attack ad on his little known opponent, Torey Westrom?

09/17/2014

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8th Dist. Race Tops List Of Minn. House Matchups

Democrats are watching a northeastern Minnesota race as one of their top chances for a pickup in the U.S. House.

11/06/2012

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Nolan Hits Cravaack On Family’s Move Out Of Minn.

Democrat Rick Nolan is shifting gears a hotly contested House race with a new TV ad that questions GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack’s ties to Minnesota.

10/22/2012

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Nolan Raises More Than Cravaack, But Has Less

Democrat Rick Nolan collected slightly more money than Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack in the latest quarter, but had significantly less in the bank for the final weeks of a hard-fought race in northeastern Minnesota.

10/12/2012

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Nolan Ad Links Cravaack To Duluth Plant Closing

A Democrat running for Congress in 8th District linked incumbent Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack to the sudden closing of a manufacturing plant in Duluth.

10/08/2012

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GOP’s Cravaack Launches 1st TV Ad In Minn.’s 8th District

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack is showing his family and his role as a father in his first television ad in a nationally targeted northeastern Minnesota race.

09/25/2012

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Behind The Ballot: Hottest Races In Minnesota

So just what are the hottest races in Minnesota this election season? WCCO’s Laura Oakes goes Behind the Ballot.

09/24/2012

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GOP Ally’s Ads Hit Nolan On Medicare, Mining Jobs

A Republican ally led by former GOP Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota is launching TV attack ads against Democrat Rick Nolan on Medicare and mining in the 8th District.

09/17/2012

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Nolan Joins Wave Of TV Ads In Minn.’s 8th District

Democratic congressional candidate Rick Nolan is joining a chorus of TV ads in Minnesota’s 8th District.

09/17/2012

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Talking Points: Don’t Forget About MN’s Primary

So its mid-August and you’re focused on the Olympics, maybe some back-to-school shopping and the State Fair is right around the corner. You may not realize that there is a major political event happening this week.

08/12/2012

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Outside Groups Spend On Dem Primary In Minn.’s 8th

Outside groups are spending significant amounts to sway voters for Democrats Tarryl Clark and Rick Nolan ahead of Tuesday’s primary in northeastern Minnesota.

08/08/2012

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Rarity For 8th District Dems: Primary Race

Democratic voters in northeastern Minnesota’s 8th District find themselves in the unfamiliar position of having choices in a primary election for the first time in two decades.

07/30/2012

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Clark Makes Most Of Ties To Minn.’s 8th District

Democrat Tarryl Clark is fighting the impression that she lacks ties to northeastern Minnesota after moving to Duluth to run for Congress.

06/05/2012

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Oberstar Says Another Run Unlikely

Former Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar says another run for the 8th district isn’t in his future.

01/27/2011

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Cravaack Expects Tough Race In 2012

Republican Rep.-elect Chip Cravaack said Monday that he will push to open two new precious metals mines in northeastern Minnesota as he prepares to take office after unseating 18-term Democratic Rep. Jim Oberstar.

12/13/2010

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