Not So Minnesota Nice: Midterm Fights Light Up Swing State

Tom Williams/GettyPLYMOUTH, Minnesota—It’s a crisp Sunday afternoon in late September and Rep. Erik Paulsen is out running for re-election. Literally. The five-term congressman is jogging, practically sprinting, between the rows of houses in a residential neighborhood in the Minneapolis suburbs, greeting voters with small talk and sliding campaign flyers between screen doors. At one point, he leaps over a wooden fence and bounds up a hilly yard to shave some time off the route. Paulsen tends to travel at a fast clip—a day before, he zigzagged through the street at...

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By: The Daily Beast - 3 days ago

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