8th District Race Heats Up With Stars, Strib EndorsementMinnesota's 8th Congressional District race is also shaping up to be one of the tightest contests on Election Day next week. Incumbent Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan just got a major Hollywood celebrity endorsement.
Biden Stumps In Hibbing For Democrat NolanVice President Joe Biden has urged Democrats in northeast Minnesota's Iron Range to get out the vote for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. Biden spoke Thursday at Hibbing Community College to try to give a boost to Nolan, a first-term Democratic incumbent who's locked in a tight race with GOP candidate Stewart Mills.
NRA Plans Ad Blitz Targeting Nolan On Gun Rights The nation's most powerful gun rights group is targeting Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan with a massive ad blitz the week before Election Day. The National Rifle Association has reserved $750,000 in ads starting Oct. 28, according to public filings. NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker confirmed the ads would focus on Minnesota's 8th District.
New Normal In 8th: Battleground District In the chilly curling hall-turned-community center, hundreds of iron miners gathered on a September afternoon to celebrate five decades of feeding America's thirst for steel. Some on walkers, some still wearing hardhats, they listened and cheered as a procession of speakers recounted stories of mining's trials and victories through the years until one — state Rep. Jason Metsa — cleared his throat and stepped back to the microphone.
National GOP Books $1M In Ads To Oust MN CongressmanNational Republicans are pouring roughly $1 million in advertisements in September alone into Minnesota's 8th Congressional District in their bid to unseat Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan.
Candidates For Congress Shed Light On Fundraising New campaign finance reports will detail how candidates in Minnesota's most hotly contested congressional races are faring in their hunt for money. Federal candidates had until Tuesday to file reports with regulators saying how much they raised and spent from April through June.
Group Launches TV Campaign Against Minn.'s Nolan A new television ad from a conservative group is targeting Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan's votes around the nation's new health law.
Rep. Nolan: Firings Needed Over Health Law Woes A Minnesota Democratic congressman has added his voice to GOP calls in Washington for administration officials to be fired over the rocky rollout of the new health care law.
Incumbent Edged In Early Minn. 8th Money ChaseAnother race to watch is shaping up in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, judging by early campaign finance reports. Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan was outraised by Republican challenger Stewart Mills between July and September.
Rep. Rick Nolan Opposes Taking Military Action Against SyriaU.S. Representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district Rick Nolan is challenging the evidence that's been presented on the reported use of chemical weapons by Syria against its people.
Grandson Of Fleet Farm Founder Eyes Congress BidA Brainerd businessman with a familiar family name is pushing ahead with a bid for Congress as a Republican in the recently competitive 8th District in northern Minnesota. Stewart Mills, grandson of the founder of Fleet Farm chain of stores, planned to file paperwork Wednesday to raise money toward a challenge to Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan.
Congressman Seeks To Overturn Citizens United A Democratic Minnesota congressman is introducing a constitutional amendment designed to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case that lifted many restrictions on corporate spending in political elections.