Millions Pouring Into The Tight Race For The 8th DistrictThe race for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District is turning out to be one of the most expensive in the country.
Rick Nolan Visits WCCO, Talks 'Outsider' Status & Attack AdsMinnesota's 8th Congressional District rematch between Congressman Rick Nolan and republican Stewart Mills is once again one of the closely watched campaigns in the entire country. Nolan joined WCCO Sunday and began by defending his ad that portrays him as an "outsider."
Mills Preparing For Possible 2016 Rematch In 8th District, Report SaysIt looks like a rematch is brewing in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District. Republican Stewart Mills has formed an exploratory committee, according to the Bemidji Pioneer.
Nolan In For Another Term In CongressU. S. Rep. Rick Nolan plans to seek another term representing Minnesota's 8th congressional district next year. The 71-year-old DFL congressman is in his fifth term in the House and his second representing the voters of northeastern and central Minnesota. Nolan narrowly defeated Mills Fleet Farm heir Stewart Mills in the swing district in November. A Republican candidate has not yet emerged.
Rep. Rick Nolan's Daughter Has Advanced Lung CancerRep. Rick Nolan, from northern Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, was not in Washington on Tuesday.
Nolan Fends Off GOP's Mills In 8th DistrictRep. Rick Nolan has fended off a strong GOP challenger to hold onto Minnesota's 8th District in what was among the most expensive congressional races in the country. He beat Fleet Farm scion and political newcomer Stewart Mills to win a second term of his second stint in Congress. The Democrat previously served in the 1970s.
Reality Check: Guns And 8th District CandidatesThe hotly contested 8th Congressional District campaign took another turn this week, over guns. The National Rifle Association is pouring nearly $750,000 into a negative ad which mocks incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan. The ad features an actor in a suit and a goofy hat, posing for election-year photos. "Nolan doesn't get basic gun safety, and doesn't know how many shells go in a duck gun," the ad says.
Politicians Hit Voters With Direct Mail With 1 Week Until Election DayMinnesota is one week out from Election Day, and many political campaigns are going "old school." Thousands of Minnesota mailboxes are filling up with campaign literature.
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.
Reality Check: Are 8th District Ads Backfiring?Minnesota's 8th Congressional District is unexpectedly among the most hotly-contested House races in the country. Outside groups are on a spending spree, pumping millions of dollars into television ads attacking Democrat Rick Nolan and Republican Stewart Mills. Mills, whose family founded the popular sporting goods chain stores Mills Fleet Farm,
Interview: Rep. Rick Nolan Discusses Money In Politics, ISIS & Guns new poll suggests there could be an upset brewing in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District. A KSTP/ SurveyUSA poll found that Republican Stewart Mills is leading incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan 47 percent to 39 percent, with 11 percent undecided. The margin of error is 4.4 percent.
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?
Stewart Mills Talks 8th District, Running Against NolanStewart Mills is mounting a challenge to Nolan that is receiving national attention. Mills talked about the upcoming election and race against Nolan for that seat on WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy.
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.