Schultz enters race for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District

Published: Mar. 28, 2022 at 7:54 AM CDT
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VIRGINIA, MN -- State Rep. Jennifer Schultz is running for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.

Schultz, a DFL’er, shared the news at a press conference in Virginia Monday morning.

Several weeks ago, Schultz said she wouldn’t seek a fifth term in the Minnesota State House of Representatives, adding that her time in public service wasn’t over.

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Along with working as an economics professor at UMD, she currently serves District 7A, which covers the eastern half of Duluth.

Congressman Pete Stauber, a Republican, is currently in his second term serving Minnesota’s 8th District. He announced his re-election campaign in January.

Ernest Joseph Oppegaard-Peltier III, of Bemidji, is also running as a democrat for the 8th District.

One other Democratic candidate, Theresa Lastovich, had announced her campaign and then later dropped out of the race.

If needed, a primary election would be held in August, with the general election in November.

We’ll have much more on this story tonight on the news at 5 and 6 p.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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