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Duluth mayor endorses Metsa in 8th race

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson announced her support for Jason Metsa's 8th Congressional District campaign on Thursday. Metsa is among four Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates expected to take part in the August 14 primary election. Metsa filed his can...

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Jason Metsa

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson announced her support for Jason Metsa’s 8th Congressional District campaign on Thursday.
Metsa is among four Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates expected to take part in the August 14 primary election. Metsa filed his candidacy earlier this week. Joe Radinovich, Michelle Lee and Kirsten Kennedy have all said they will run, but have yet to file.
“Northeast Minnesota needs a champion in Washington D.C. who will fight every day for our shared values,” Larson said. “That champion is Jason Metsa.”
Metsa is a three-time state representative from Virginia. Larson cited their collaborations together as the impetus for her support.
“Together we have worked on issues which range from ensuring marriage equality across Minnesota to raising the statewide minimum wage,” she said. “During his time in the legislature, Jason has had Duluth's back, and he has a vision for rebuilding a robust and diverse economic future for the entire region.”
Metsa has received a host of important endorsements, including from local steelworkers and several other unions and elected officials.
“I’m honored to have Mayor Larson’s support for this congressional campaign,” Metsa said. “Her leadership has strengthened our region, and I am grateful to have her help in moving the 8th Congressional District forward.”
Republican Pete Stauber and Independence Party candidate Ray “Skip” Sandman have already received their parties’ endorsements.

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