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Rick Nolan leads DFL caucus count in 8th District

Rick Nolan
Rick Nolan

Former Congressman Rick Nolan capitalized on his strong party strength in the 8th Congressional District at Tuesday's caucuses, leading in the vote count over Duluth Council Member Jeff Anderson and former state Sen. Tarryl Clark.

Numbers reported as of midday:

  • Nolan — 1322
  • Anderson840
  • Clark — 342
  • Undecided/Uncommitted — 209

Nolan's strong showing in the caucuses could lead to an endorsement at the district convention in May, but the Duluth News Tribune says both Anderson and Clark might continue on to an August primary, hoping to get the chance to challenge incumbent GOP freshman Congressman Chip Cravaack.

Anderson won big in many Duluth districts, and did well on the Iron Range, too, the paper said.

Nolan, who served in Congress from 1975 to 1980, is the only one of the three who has said he would abide by the endorsement process.

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