« Continue Browsing

e-mail article Print     e-mail article E-mail

Associated Press, Published July 13 2013

Newcomer launches Minnesota 2nd District DFL campaign

ST. PAUL — A political newcomer from Eagan is announcing plans to run for Congress as a Democrat in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District.

Thomas Craft is launching his campaign at a Saturday morning event in the State Capitol rotunda. Craft says he will seek the Democratic Party's endorsement to run against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline, who is running for a seventh term in the suburban and exurban district south of the Twin Cities.

Craft describes himself as a consultant to private companies on improving efficiency and profitability. The 30-year-old Little Falls native says he believes the best route to overcoming dysfunction in Washington is new lawmakers who will "reasoned debate and political compromise."

Mike Obermueller, a former state lawmaker from Eagan, is also pursuing the DFL endorsement to challenge Kline.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.