Rick Nolan

 (WASHINGTON DC) . . . Minnesota’s Eighth District Congressman Rick Nolan has been appointed to serve on the House Agriculture Committee, a key assignment he had requested during meetings with House leadership in December.  The word came from Committee Ranking Member and fellow Minnesotan U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-07) and the House Democratic Caucus. Nolan [...]

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  — Minnesota’s Eighth District Congressman-elect Rick Nolan has been appointed to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the body at the epicenter of efforts to spur job growth by revitalizing the nation’s roads, bridges, railroads and waterways. Nolan, who made growing the economy through major reinvestments in transportation and infrastructure a [...]

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The Chip Cravaack era is over in the Eighth Congressional District after one term. Cravaack conceded to challenger Rick Nolan around 1 a.m. Wednesday. With 75 percent of the vote counted, Nolan held a 52-47 percent lead. The Nolan camp had reason for optimism early. When results came in from all of Duluth’s 34 precincts, [...]

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With 34 of 34 precincts reporting, Democrat Rick Nolan took a 68.42 to 31.58 victory in the city of Duluth. Nolan had 30,961 votes to Cravaack’s 14, 288 votes, according to duluthnewstribune.com. Chip Cravaack (i) 14288 31.58% Rick Nolan 30961 68.42% 34 of 34 precincts

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Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack and the Democratic challenger, former Congressman Rick Nolan, patted each other’s backs, stood smiling side-by-side for photos and  exchanged barbs about their ages. But the debate at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Cambridge on Tuesday (Oct. 16) showed, pleasantries aside, two politically different men. Cravaack and Nolan are engaged in one of the [...]

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Two years ago, Minnesota’s 8th District delivered one of the largest surprises in the nation, when Republican Chip Cravaack upset 18-term DFL incumbent Jim Oberstar. Now voters must decide if Cravaack will be a one-and-done Congressman or if he is worthy of a second term. While Cravaack ran his 2010 campaign on a shoestring budget [...]

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