Stewart Mills says he’ll try again.
He launched his congressional campaign today in a second attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in the 8th District.
Nolan beat Republican Mills in 2014 by fewer than 4,000 votes, in one of that year’s closest races. The presidential race in 2016 may draw more DFL voters, though.
In a statement to supporters, Mills said: “Obamacare continues to hurt working class families, too many folks in the 8th District struggle with unemployment and our mining industries are suffering,”
Mills, of the Mills Fleet Farm family, may have a new look this time around: His long locks were singed in a BBQ accident last summer, leading to a new trim haircut.
Nolan issued a statement on the Mills announcement:
“I welcome Mr. Mills III back into the race, and I’m looking forward to a positive campaign based on facts and issues affecting the voters in the 8th Congressional District — a campaign very much different from the negative and misleading campaign Mr. Mills III and his allies have already launched against me here in the 8th District.”