District Profile: Controversial Republican, Former Executive Compete For Minnesota's Open Seat

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Minnesota Democratic congressional candidates Sen. Terri Bonoff, left, and Angie Craig, right, tour the Airtex Design Group prior to a round table discussion, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at the textile manufacturing business in Minneapolis. (Jim Mone/AP)

Something in Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district is causing some excitement — an open seat.

Republican Rep. John Kline is retiring, and Democrats are hoping to flip the seat with their candidate, Angie Craig, a former health care executive. She faces former right-wing radio host Republican Jason Lewis, who has made controversial comments about women and minorities in the past.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young looks at the race with Mark Zdechlik of Minnesota Public Radio.


Mark Zdechlik, health care reporter for Minnesota Public Radio. He tweets @markzdechlik.

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