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Roll Call: Rating Change: Nolan Announcement Shifts Minnesota Open Seat to Toss-Up

We’re changing our Inside Elections rating from Lean Democratic to Toss-Up.

Republicans are excited about St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber, also a police officer in Duluth who played hockey in the Detroit Red Wings organization. But he announced his campaign on July 10 and had just $137,000 cash on hand as of Dec. 31.

Minnesota has a late primary (Aug. 14), and the filing deadline isn’t until June 5. So there’s plenty of time for the field to replace Nolan to solidify. And, as with all the races, our ratings will be partially dependent on the national political climate closer to Election Day.

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