mn-08

Minnesota DFL Makes No Endorsement to Succeed Nolan
Leah Phifer and Joe Radinovich had the most support, but none reached required 60 percent

Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., initially endorsed former state Rep. Joe Radinovich but then said he would reserve judgment when no candidate earned the party's endorsement to succeed him. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

After 10 hours of deliberation, delegates for the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party voted not to endorse any candidate to run for the seat Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan is vacating.

None of the five candidates running to succeed Nolan for the 8th District seat  were able to reach the required 60 percent of support to receive the state party’s endorsement, MinnPost reported.

Democrat Rick Nolan Wins Re-Election in Minnesota’s 8th District
Wins rematch against GOP’s Stewart Mills in Trump Country

Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan squeaked by Republican challenger Stewart Mills in their rematch in Minnesota's 8th District. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Democratic-Farmer-Labor Rep. Rick Nolan has defeated Republican Stewart Mills in their rematch in Minnesota’s 8th District, the Associated Press projects. 

Nolan led Mills 50.29 percent to 49.71 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. 

Biden Rallies Party Faithful in Competitive Minnesota District
Rep. Rick Nolan's 8th District seat is a must-hold for the Democrats

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., left, appears with Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan during a campaign event in Duluth on Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

DULUTH, Minn. — With less than two weeks until Election Day, Vice President Joe Biden hit the campaign trail Friday for a House candidate in a must-hold seat for the Democrats.

Incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan, a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, is running for re-election in one of the most expensive House districts in the country — a district whose Iron Range, about an hour north of here, has fallen on tough times.