A KSTP-TV/Survey USA poll shows a close contest between DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar and Republcan Chip Cravaack. The poll shows Oberstar with a one percentage point lead over Cravaack.
Minnesota’s 8th District, which includes Duluth, the Iron Range and exurbs like North Branch and Cambridge, has been a solid DFL District in past years. But that could change this year. You can take a look at my story on the race here.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org