The Third District went over to Democrats in the 2018 election wave. It looks set to stay that way.
Control of Congress doesn’t hinge on Minnesota’s contested House districts, but it depends on districts like them across the country.
Democrats see CD3 as one of their best opportunities to turn a red seat blue. Meanwhile, incumbent Paulsen thinks voters will back his record.
With less than 50 days to go until the election, two major election forecasters said this week that it’s more likely than not that the congressman will be out of a job next January.
It’s the economy, stupid.
Among them: Rep. Erik Paulsen appears to be in trouble in CD3. Meanwhile, Democrats may have more breathing room than expected up in CD8.
Phillips said he has voted for Republicans in the past; two politicians he admires are Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Rep. Jim Ramstad.
At a rally in Plymouth, the Third District incumbent was joined by Speaker Paul Ryan, who lauded Paulsen’s ideas and ability to get things done. Neither mentioned the T word.
Ryan is releasing a new GOP policy agenda that seems timed to give House candidates something to talk about besides “the nominee situation.”
With the selection of state Sen. Terri Bonoff, the DFL is serious about its challenge to U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen. But are there enough Democratic voters in the district to put her over the top?
In an election year so far characterized by extreme rhetoric, voters in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District may be yearning for the levelest head.