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8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

"Their answers ... might be surprising to some and certainly are all worth pondering as voters begin to consider their coming decisions on Election Day on Nov. 8."
From the editorial: "(The) field-narrowing, candidates-eliminating results ... set up plenty of intrigue and a few interesting local matchups and storylines for Election Day 2022, which is Nov. 8."
The two easily defeated their primary challengers.
From the editorial: "This won’t be easy to watch by anyone fed up with the divisiveness of partisan politics."

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ABOUT THIS PRIMARY: Jen Schultz of Duluth and John Munter of Warba, Minnesota, are vying in the Aug. 9 primary to be the Democratic candidate for Northeastern Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. The winner will advance to Election Day on Nov. 8 to face the Republican candidate.
ABOUT THIS PRIMARY: John Munter of Warba, Minnesota, and Jen Schultz of Duluth are vying in the Aug. 9 primary to be the Democratic candidate for Northeastern Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. The winner will advance to Election Day on Nov. 8 to face the Republican candidate.
ABOUT THIS PRIMARY: Harry Welty of Duluth is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber of Hermantown in the primary election on Aug. 9. The winner will advance to Election Day on Nov. 8 to face the Democratic candidate.
ABOUT THIS PRIMARY: Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber of Hermantown is being challenged by Harry Welty of Duluth in the primary election on Aug. 9. The winner will advance to Election Day on Nov. 8 to face the Democratic candidate.
The Hermantown congressman opposed a pair of bills introduced after mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York.
Minnesota candidates for office faced a Tuesday, May 31, deadline to file. The results firmed up some head-to-head matches, while adding new dynamics to others.

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A slate of challengers has filed to run against DFL incumbents.
Fifty-seven state lawmakers announced that they would leave their seats due to redistricting, desires to seek another office or for personal reasons. The exits include some of the Capitol's best-known deal makers, opening room for one of the largest crops of new freshman legislators in decades.
School leaders offered condolences and reassurance.

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