Is MN-1 tightening?

Political Hanidcapper Charlie Cook has moved his rating of Minnesota’s First Congressional District from “Likely Democratic” to “Lean Democratic.” DFL Rep. Tim Walz is facing a challenge from Republican Randy Demmer.

The district has been getting plenty of attention by Republicans in the past week. GOP Rep. John Kline is campaigning for Demmer today. The National Republican Congressional Committee also announced that it intends to run TV ads in the district.

Cook is also keeping Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District in the “Likely Republican” column. That race features GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann and Democrat Tarryl Clark.