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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 11:45 pm

HIBBING - Four DFL candidates who are running for the Eighth District representative seat from Minnesota in Congress will be at a candidate forum and fund-raiser in Hibbing Saturday.

The event, which is by invitation only and is full already, starts at 6:45 p.m. at the Hibbing Park Inn.

Jeff Anderson, Tarryl Clark, Dan Fanning and Rick Nolan will be present, DFL official Cathy Daniels said Thursday evening.

The candidate forum will be unique, "because it will be the only one on the Iron Range," she said.

Daniels, who serves as treasurer of the Eighth District DFL organization and is chair of the Fifth Senate District DFL, listed several reasons why area residents need to support the Democratic Party:

• Jobs. There is a need to get jobs back on the Range, she said. Unemployment rates on the Range have regularly been above the state jobless rate.

• Transportation. Anybody who has driven between counties in the area will know, Daniels said. "We need road improvements. We need bridge improvements."

• Taxes. With many seniors and retirees, "we need to do something about taxes in the Eighth District," she added.

Daniels, who works in home health care, said that wages decrease while prices such as for gasoline and food keep going up.

Anyone interested in contributing to the area DFL can send donations to: Eighth District DFL, P.O. Box 494, Hibbing, MN 55746.


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  • navyguns posted at 9:02 pm on Thu, Feb 23, 2012.

    navyguns Posts: 1

    And what would they do differently than Rep. Cravaack has done? Everyone knows that prices are going up. As for jobs, the Range has been oddly productive through this recession. Mining has stayed strong since 2009 and continues to grow. Supporting the Democrat's positions in Congress would be foolhardy. They took over the House and Senate in 2006 and have made a mess of it since then. The Dem controlled Senate has not passed a budget in over 1000 days, even the House has sent them one every year.


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