MPR News congressional debates: 7th District and 8th District

The candidates for Congress in Minnesota’s 7th and 8th districts debated the major issues on this week’s Politics Friday with host Mike Mulcahy.

They’re Minnesota’s two largest districts in land area. The 7th District covers a huge swath of western Minnesota, from the Canadian border south nearly to Iowa.

The 8th District is another huge district in northern Minnesota running from the Canadian border to the counties just north of the Twin Cities.

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8th District Rep. Pete Stauber, the incumbent Republican, and his challenger, DFLer Quinn Nystrom.
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Politics Friday: 8th District debate

In the first part of the hour we heard from the 8th District candidates: Republican incumbent Rep. Pete Stauber and his challenger, DFLer Quinn Nystrom.

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DFL U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (left) and Republican challenger Michelle Fischbach.
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Politics Friday: 7th District debate

In the second half, we heard from the 7th District candidates: incumbent DFL Rep. Collin Peterson and his challenger, Republican Michelle Fischbach.

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