Five places to watch in the 2022 midterms

Eric Garcia, The Independent, September 12, 2022

Minnesota’s 2nd District: Josh Kraushaar of Axios has picked out this district as one to watch, and it’s hard to disagree. This is a classic suburban district just outside of the Twin Cities that Republicans would like to flip after losing because many voters found Trump repulsive.

Democratic Representative Angie Craig flipped it in 2018, trouncing Representative Erik Paulsen, but her margin shrank a little in 2020. However, her Republican opponent Tyler Kistner has struggled to walk a fine line since Dobbs; he has declared that abortion should be “left at the states to decide”, but also told a survey from Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life that he would support “incremental approach” bills to restrict abortion as part of “a strategic plan for creating a pro-life nation.”

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