MN-08 Debate [video]; DNT endorses Anderson; Food-truck fair flop

8th District DFL candidate debate

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The UpTake: “Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District is expected to be a close race this year. That’s why there are three DFL candidates vying to be on the ballot against Congressman Chip Cravaack this fall. Rick Nolan, Tarryl Clark and Jeff Anderson debate Monday night in Brainerd, Minnesota.”


The Duluth News Tribune endorses Jeff Anderson

MPR News: Dems. in countdown to 8th District primary

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