Sandman eyes another run for 8th District seat
Sandman eyes another run for 8th District seat.
Skip Sandman appears to be returning to run as a candidate in the 2018 race to represent the 8th Congressional District.
In a Facebook announcement this week, Sandman invited supporters to his "candidacy announcement" event on Sunday.
"Skip will announce his intention to run for Congress in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District," the invitation read.
Rep. Rick Nolan, DFL-Crosby, is the three-time incumbent in the state’s 8th District, beating Republican challenger Stewart Mills of Brainerd in the past two elections.
Sandman did not run in the 2016 race.
Mark Dayton is not seeking re-election.
In 2014, Sandman ran for Congress on an environmental platform, opposing proposed copper-and-nickel mining on the Iron Range.
He cited the potential risk of water pollution and vowed to keep natural waterways pristine.