In what may be the only debate in Minnesota's Eighth Congressional District race, Democratic incumbent Rick Nolan and Republican challenger Stewart Mills III will face off at 10: 00 a.m.
Via livestreaming provided by The Uptake, readers can watch the forum here. Click on the video to make it play.
The Duluth News Tribune's editorial board writes in Mills-Nolan II: Can’t-miss debate is today in Duluth:
The granddaddy of races around here this election season — outside of the shambles of the presidential runs, of course — has to be the race for the 8th Congressional District.
Republican Stewart Mills vs. Democrat incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan.
Liberal vs. conservative.
Kinda young vs. kinda old.
Pro-mining vs. pro-mining.
Hunter vs. hunter.
Wealthy businessman vs. wealthier businessman.
And with a place in Washington on the line to represent the interests of Northeastern Minnesota — control of Congress could even be at stake.
It’s a rematch from 2014, and, today in Duluth, the two men take the stage together once again as the News Tribune’s series of candidate forums this fall continues on, this forum co-sponsored by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce. . . .
Nolan defeated Mills in a 48.5 percent to 47.1 percent split in 2014, according to Ballotpedia, which also reports:
According to OpenSecrets, Minnesota's 8th District ranked second highest in outside spending out of all 2014 U.S. House races. Groups spent a total of $12,563,539 on the election, a close second to the $13,489,481 spent in California's 7th District. The two largest contributors were the DCCC, which spent $4,350,664 opposing Mills, and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which spent $3,249,026 opposing Nolan.
Open Secrets notes candidate and outside spending in 2014 here. Uffda.
Photo: Nolan and Mills, via The Uptake.
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