Former Rep. Rick Nolan wins DFL's 8th District straw poll

Former Sen. Al Franken staffer Daniel Fanning received eight votes, while former state Sen. Tarryl Clark and Duluth City Councilmember Jeff Anderson received one each. The four Democrats are running to take on freshman Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack.
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Former Sen. Al Franken staffer Daniel Fanning received eight votes, while former state Sen. Tarryl Clark and Duluth City Councilmember Jeff Anderson received one each. The four Democrats are running to take on freshman Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack.

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