Thursday, January 28, 2016

Democratic Recruit Challenges Minnesota’s Erik Paulsen

Simone Pathé,

Tollefson image from article
Former U.S. diplomat Jon Tollefson announced a challenge to Minnesota 3rd District Rep. Erik Paulsen on Thursday.
“I’m running to bring the true values of Minnesotans to Washington: real fiscal responsibility, investments in education and transportation that lead to jobs and economic growth, and affordable access to health care for all,” the Democrat said in a statement.
Tollefson has been weighing a congressional bid for “a couple months,” campaign spokesman Roman Levit said. “We’re just starting to gear up, working with folks locally in Minnesota as well as the DCCC.”
Tollefson entered the Foreign Service in his early 20s and he later served as a public diplomacy officer in the State Department. A Minnesota native, he returned several years ago, where he’s been working in government affairs for the Minnesota Nurses Association. ...

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