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Jason Lewis files paperwork to run for Congress



Former radio show host Jason Lewis has filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to run for Congress in Minnesota's Second Congressional District.  

As I first reported last week, Republicans in Minnesota have been buzzing about the possibility Lewis becoming a candidate for public office.

Congressman John Kline announced last month that he would not seek re-election to Congress next year, creating an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to battle for an open seat in the Second Congressional District. 

Lewis would be the fourth Republican candidate, but possibly not the last Republican to enter the race to replace Kline. 

Pam Myhra, who served two-terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives and was a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2014, announced her candidacy for Congress this week

Republican David Gerson, who challenged Kline in 2012 and 2014, announced in January he was running for Congress again in 2016. Former State Senator John Howe, R-Red Wing, announced his candidacy last month.  

Former Sen. Ted Daley, R-Eagan, and Chris Andryski, a CPA from Savage, are also considered possible Republican congressional candidates in the district. 

Angie Craig and Mary Lawrence are the only two announced Democratic candidates for Congress. 

Picture source: Jason Lewis

Stewart Mills files campaign paperwork for rematch against Rick Nolan

Stewart Mills has filed new campaign paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission, setting up a rematch against Rep. Rick Nolan in Minnesota's Eighth Congressional in 2016.

Mills confirmed the filing of the campaign paperwork and added that an official announcement may come next week. Mills announced last month that he was forming an exploratory committee for a possible rematch with Nolan. 

Nolan defeated Mills by less than 4,000 votes in one of the most hotly contested congressional races in 2014. 

Nolan announced in July he would seek re-election to a third term in 2016. 

Picture source: Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

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