RealClearPolitics released its latest House rankings. It ranks Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District as the 35th most competitive. DFLer Ashwin Madia, Republican Erik Paulsen and I-P candidate David Dillon are running to replace GOP Rep. Jim Ramstad.
Here’s the brief analysis:
35. MN 03 (Open R, Ramstad retiring) – We weren’t confident in Democrat Ashwin Madia’s chances against Republican Erik Paulsen, but if Obama pulls away in the Minneapolis suburbs, Paulsen could be a casualty of the bad climate.
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