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NYT Poll Show Republican in Prime Position to Pick Up Minn. House Seat

The candidates are running to replace Rep. Rick Nolan, a centrist Democrat who’s held the seat since 2013.

By NTK Staff | 10.15.2018 @12:15pm
NYT Poll Show Republican in Prime Position to Pick Up Minn. House Seat

Republican Pete Stauber is in prime position to help the GOP pick up a seat in northeastern Minnesota, according to a new poll from the New York Times.

The district, which contains Duluth and has been held by retiring Rep. Rick Nolan since 2013, went for Obama by six points in 2012 and Trump by 16 points in 2016. Most ratings organizations call the district a “tossup,” and previous polls had shown the contest to be virtually tied.

Stauber, 52, is a county commissioner, while Radinovich, 32, is a former state representative, first elected at age 26. While Radinovich has about an even favorability rating, Stauber is well-liked in the district.

Joe Radinovich is a 32-year-old former state representative, first elected to the Minnesota House at 26. He was the campaign manager of the current representative. 36% favorable rating; 35% unfavorable; 29% don’t know

Pete Stauber is a member of the St. Louis County Commission, a retired police lieutenant and a former college hockey star. He played for a Detroit Red Wings minor league affiliate. 48% favorable rating; 22% unfavorable; 31% don’t know

Every turnout model that the Times used showed Stauber with a lead, ranging from 15 to 19 percentage points. He led among both genders and all age ranges, according to the poll.

And on Monday, the Duluth News-Tribune endorsed Stauber over Radinovich as the candidate who can best represent the 8th District in Congress.

Last week, NTK Network reported that Radinovich was asked about the accusations made against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the DNC’s vice chair and Minnesota Democrats’ candidate for attorney general. Instead of responding, Radinovich used his phone to take a photo of a duck.

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