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Minnesota a Potential Weak Spot for House Democrats

Trump’s support has not dipped in Minnesota the way it has in other states.

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Ally Mutnick
April 20, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

“Minnesota is the bleeding edge of how Donald Trump is remaking Midwestern politics—and positioned to be the most competitive battleground state in the US for this year’s midterm elections. … The terrifying part for Democrats is that Minnesota appears to be an anomaly right now. Republicans in other states are at risk of being dragged down by an unpopular president and a national electoral climate that’s expected to be brutal for their party. But Trump’s numbers have not cratered in Minnesota like they have elsewhere.”

Seats vacated by Reps. Tim Walz (D-01) and Rick Nolan (D-08) are two top priorities for the GOP. Congressional Leadership Fund Executive Director Corry Bliss: “The Nolan and Walz open seats are two of the best Republican pickup opportunities in the country, and the Congressional Leadership Fund plans to play there aggressively.”

“But Republicans also must play aggressively in” seats held by Reps. Jason Lewis (R-02) and Erik Paulsen (R-03), “which encompass the Minneapolis and St. Paul suburbs and are filled with the kinds of affluent voters Democrats need to offset any losses in the rural, farther-flung parts of the state.” (BuzzFeed News)

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