Nolan emerges to run for Congress after 32-year political hiatus

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 16, 2012 - 7:29 AM

The former U.S. rep and the DFL Party's congressional nominee arrived at Capitol Hill as a "Watergate baby."

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minn12Jul. 15, 1210:18 PM

The last thing we need is yet another washed up radical liberal from the 60's. Nolan is nothing more than a tax-and-spend liberal democrat. He has no chance of getting elected.

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dbwheeler3Jul. 15, 1210:32 PM

As a native of Duluth Minnesota, and personally knowing all three candidates, I am rather surprised that the Strib has not yet given in depth coverage to Iron Range native, and Duluth businessman, veteran, and former elected official Jeff Anderson. He is truly the only candidate (including Chip Cravaack) that really knows and understands NE Minnesota. Other candidates are more metro-centric and do not have a personal knowledge of Duluth, the Iron Range, and the Arrowhead. Jeff Anderson has the support of the Duluth Chamber Executive, business leaders, elected officials, several unions and many other thoughtful people. Please give him the coverage due a fine candidate from Greater Minnesota. Other print media has done so, but not the Star Tribune. The primary is soon. Thank you!

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barney_69Jul. 15, 1210:59 PM

Your first sentence is right on. Your last may not be true. There is a lot of "entitlement" voters running around up here and they are against voters being legal citizens.

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dbwheeler3Jul. 15, 1211:06 PM

As a native of Duluth Minnesota, and personally knowing all three candidates, I am rather surprised that the Strib has not yet given in depth coverage to Iron Range native, and Duluth businessman, veteran, and former elected official Jeff Anderson. He is truly the only candidate (including Chip Cravaack) that really knows and understands NE Minnesota. Other candidates are more metro-centric and do not have a personal knowledge of Duluth, the Iron Range, and the Arrowhead. Jeff Anderson has the support of the Duluth Chamber Executive, business leaders, elected officials, several unions and many other thoughtful people. Please give him the coverage due a fine candidate from Greater Minnesota. Other print media has done so, but not the Star Tribune. The primary is soon. Thank you!

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wise1Jul. 16, 12 6:19 AM

"The last thing we need is yet another washed up radical liberal from the 60's. Nolan is nothing more than a tax-and-spend liberal democrat. He has no chance of getting elected."-----No, the last thing we need is a punked up gen Xer who is still hooked on the thrice failed latest adaptation of laizze faire. Nolan has a far better shot than Chippy, the one and out Tper throw away.

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wise1Jul. 16, 12 6:22 AM

"There is a lot of "entitlement" voters running around up here and they are against voters being legal citizens."-----"Entitlement voters" First, just who are these "entitlement voters" and what is their "entitlement"; and second, are they not "entitled" to vote?

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graydoJul. 16, 12 6:29 AM

Nolan's coming off the Cuyuna Range. How do you figure he's a metro centric candidate?

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freedomallJul. 16, 12 6:48 AM

Nolan, Cravaack & Clark are using the 8th district for political gain. Jeff Anderson should win the DFL primary as he and his family have been native to that district for over 100 years!

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EleanoreJul. 16, 12 6:57 AM

I think it's nice to see him come out of retirement in an effort to bring some legitimacy back to the DFL in this district. Unfortunately, his perspective is perfect for the late 1970s. The state has moved past that and unfortunately not for the better in many cases. What we need now is realisim, less taxation and spending, and a contraction of state programs to the point we can support the basic needs of society. I see his school of thought as one of growth through corporate welfare and that is unacceptable and obscene imo.

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fishheadJul. 16, 12 6:57 AM

Rick gets it. He understands the problems that we are facing and won't waste time on political posturing like the gay marriage ban or voter ID. He gets my vote.

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