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Created: 07/13/2013 12:07 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Cassie Hart

Newcomer Launches Minn. 2nd District DFL Campaign


Thomas Craft launches his campaign

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.

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