One of those 'millennials' is running for a seat in Congress

She's a native of Minnesota's Iron Range.
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It's no secret political analysts have spent a lot of time trying to figure out what makes millennials tick. 

Of course, they could just ask Two Harbors native Leah Phifer – because she is one, and she's running for Congress.

On Sunday, the former FBI intelligence analyst announced on Facebook that she'll be "seeking the DFL endorsement to represent the 8th district of Minnesota."

You can read her full announcement below:

At 33, Phifer qualifies as a millennial, but that's not necessarily what gives her special insight.

Earlier this year, she set out on a motorcycle tour of her northern Minnesota Congressional district, a campaign called "Around the 8th in 80 Days."

As she said on the tour's website, the aim of the campaign was to "take the pulse of our varied district" through listening sessions with local voters – because there's "no secret formula to predict the political leanings of working class America, or millennial America."

Now, though, comes the hard part – good, old-fashioned politics. 

Since Phifer is a member of the DFL party, her run means she'll go up against incumbent Congressman Rick Nolan, who currently represents the 8th District. The two will likely clash for the party's backing in a primary, as Nolan plans to run for reelection next year, he told the Pioneer Press back in August

As MPR News notes, if Phifer ends up winning, she would be "one of only a handful of millennial members of Congress." Currently there are just five. 

To find out more about the candidate – including where she stands on the issues – check out her website, Leah Phifer for Congress

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