DFL Rep. Keith Ellison may be in one of the safest congressional districts in the state but that doesn’t mean he won’t have challengers. The Federal Election Commission reports today that Lynne Torgerson has filed paperwork to run in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.
Torgerson, a private attorney, has run as a registered independent in the past. In 2008, she ran for Minnesota House District 59A.
Torgerson’s website says she’s conservative on some issues including abortion, defining marriage between one man and one woman and defending the 2nd Amendment.
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