Pam Myhra announced this morning that Sheldon Anderson will serve as campaign manager for her campaign for Congress in Minnesota's Second Congressional District. Anderson replaces Marjorie Holsten, who will continue to serve as an advisor to the campaign.
Myhra is one of five Republican candidates currently running for Congress in Minnesota's Second Congressional District. The other Republican candidates are David Benson-Staebler, David Gerson, John Howe, and Jason Lewis.
In the press release announcing his role as campaign manager, Anderson took a swing at one of Myhra's rivals, Jason Lewis, for his previous job as a radio show host and for not living in the district.
“Unlike Jason Lewis, [Myhra] doesn't’ have 25 years of sound bites for Democrats to use against her and contrary to Lewis," said Anderson, who added, "Pam proudly lives with the people she wants to represent.”
Anderson worked for former Congressman Chip Cravaack as his district director and both of Cravaack's campaigns. Anderson worked for Scott Honour's gubernatorial campaign in 2014 and he also served three terms as the mayor of Wyoming, Minnesota.
Cravaack called Anderson "instrumental" to his victory in 2010 over the late Congressman Jim Oberstar in Minnesota's Eight Congressional District.
Three Democratic candidates, Angie Craig, Roger Kittelson, and Mary Lawrence, have announced they are running for Congress.
All of the candidates are hoping to win the seat currently held by Kline, who announced in September that he would not seek re-election to Congress next year.