Fight continues to the last minute in Cravaack-Nolan race

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With Election Day rapidly approaching next week, Republican incumbent Chip Cravaack is fighting to keep his 8th District congressional seat from Democratic challenger Rick Nolan.
According to a report by the Minnesota Daily, the 8th Congressional District is historically left-leaning.
Cravaack won the seat two years ago, upsetting then 18-term incumbent Jim Oberstar, a Democrat.
MinnPost reported that independent polls show Nolan with a lead about the size of the margin of error in the race.
Cravaack's camp does not believe the polls and sees itself as having a comfortable lead in the district.
Both reports noted the sizable amount of outside money pouring in to the race; over $9.1 million since August according to MinnPost.
The 8th District is large, covering an area from North Branch north to the Canadian border. According to the Daily, the major industries of the area are mining, timber and tourism. Before Cravaack, the district had a Democratic representative for 60 years.

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