Legal Marijuana Now party names candidate in 2nd District

The Legal Marijuana Now Party has nominated a candidate to run in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District after candidate Adam Weeks died last month.

The party says it nominated Paula Overby to take Weeks’ place.

Angie Craig sues secretary of state to not move election date for 2nd Congressional District

Weeks’ death triggered a Minnesota law that moved the election in the 2nd District to February, but incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig is asking a federal judge to block the change, saying the election should be in November.

News of Overby’s nomination came in a court filing Tuesday in which Legal Marijuana Now Party co-chairman Tim Davis opposed a November election, saying a special election in February would give his part-time to get issues before voters.