U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan is on Roll Call’s list of the “Ten Most Vulnerable House Members.”
Democrat Nolan, who’d been in Congress from 1975-81, made a comeback two years ago when he defeated U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in the 8th District. This year, he’s facing Republican challenger Stewart Mills of the Mills Fleet Farm family.
Says the Roll Call article:
Two Democratic outside groups — House Majority PAC and the super PAC of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union — have been on air for a month, both defending Nolan and attacking his GOP opponent, businessman Stewart Mills, one of the GOP’s most-touted candidates. This early spending, plus concerns about Nolan’s own fundraising, makes it clear how worried the party is about Nolan’s odds.
But the list still rates the race as “Lean Democratic.”
Earlier this week, Roll Call had a list of the 10 most vulnerable Senators that included Sen. Al Franken:
Franken is a strong fundraiser in a solidly blue state. There’s a path for Republicans to potentially make this race competitive, but so far, GOP nominee Mike McFadden hasn’t made it happen.