State Rep. Jen Schultz of Duluth Challenges Stauber for 8th District Seat
ST. PAUL Minn. (AP) — Democratic state Rep. Jen Schultz, of Duluth, has entered the race for Congress in northeastern Minnesota’s 8th District, giving her party a credible challenger to Republican incumbent Pete Stauber in a district that’s trending toward the GOP.
Schultz made the announcement Monday at stops in Virginia, Duluth and St. Paul, where around 20 Democratic lawmakers joined in a show of support. House Speaker Melissa Hortman touted Schultz’s record of getting things done.
Schultz is a health care economics professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and is serving her fourth term in the Minnesota House.