Former state Rep. Frank Moe, DFL-Bemidji, is backing Daniel Fanning’s campaign for Congress in Minnesota’s 8th District. Moe, who served in the house between 2003 and 2009. He is currently an outdoor guide in Grand Marais.
“I’m supporting Daniel Fanning for Congress because he, more than any of the other candidates, understands the need to protect our Northern Minnesota natural heritage and the jobs that it provides,” Moe said in a news release issued by Fanning’s campaign. “Daniel is a true progressive but with an independent streak. He also has what it takes to win and I believe he will.”
Moe is active in outdoors recreation. He taught outdoor recreation at Bemidji State University, is a sled dog racer and has been an outdoor guide in Grand Marais. He has also opposed some of the exploratory mining efforts in Isabella and other areas.
Fanning is seeking to win the DFL nomination in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. Several other candidates includes former state Sen. Tarryl Clark, former Congressman Rick Nolan and Duluth City Council member Jeff Anderson are the other Democrats running for the seat.
Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack is running for reelection.