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By Pete Radosevich
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Opinion: We appreciate Rick Nolan


May 3, 2019

I appreciate Rick Nolan.

After Chip Cravaack broke the stranglehold Jim Oberstar had on the 8th Congressional District seat in 2010, Rick Nolan came out of political retirement and challenged Cravaack two years later. He won handily.

Now, I was a fan of Chip Cravaack, although I didn’t vote for him and didn’t agree with his politics. But he embodied what I believe is the spirit of American politics: representative democracy by engaged citizens, willing to work for the people. Cravaack, unfortunately, was not a particularly effective politician, so his greatest legacy was preventing Jim...

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