DFLer joins race against Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen

Businessman and Navy Reserve veteran Brian Barns says his main goal in Congress if he won the 3rd District would be to create jobs. Another Democrat, small business owner Sharon Sund, is also running.
Author:
Publish date:
Updated on

Businessman and Navy Reserve veteran Brian Barns says his main goal in Congress if he won the 3rd District would be to create jobs. Another Democrat, small business owner Sharon Sund, is also running.

Next Up

Related

On campaign trail DFLers talking about gridlock, Republicans bipartisanship

In some of Minnesota's hottest legislative races, DFLers invoke the government shutdown as they tell voters more gridlock will result if Republicans retain control of the Legislature. Republicans, on the other hand, are focusing on accomplishments including a bit of bipartisanship with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton on education reforms.

Another Republican jumps in 5th District race against Ellison

Republican Chris Fields made his official announcement to run for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Fields joins Lynne Torgerson in the Republican candidate pool. It will be an uphill battle for both challengers -- Ellison won with 68 percent of the vote in 2010 and with 71 percent in 2008.