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Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are also encouraged to join in lowering their flags.
Republican Michelle Fischbach was running for a second term in Congress. Challengers Jill Abahsain and Travis "Bull" Johnson told supporters during their campaigns that they believed Fischbach was vulnerable.
Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach is seeking her second term in a district considered a stronghold for her party. Opponents Jill Abahsain of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and Travis "Bull" Johnson of the Legal Marijuana Now Party say discontent with the incumbent and their positions on issues important to the district give them a fighting chance.
Jill Abahsain, DFL-endorsed candidate for Congress, met with supporters in New London, Minnesota, for a campaign rally last week.
Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach made a campaign stop in Willmar on Friday to urge local party members to support Republican candidates going into the election.
Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith, as well as Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips, all Democrats, reported transactions involving companies influenced by committees they sit on. Republican North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven also reported potential conflicts.

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Travis "Bull" Johnson is running for Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District this November under the Legal Marijuana Now party and hopes his honesty, realism and political outsider status will be enough for voters to send him to Congress.
Rep. Michelle Fischbach, currently in the middle of a district-wide tour during the congressional August recess, made a variety of stops in Detroit Lakes on Aug. 17 as she met with local business and civic leaders to discuss their concerns. She even had time to sit down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with the Detroit Lakes Tribune.
In today’s partisan political climate, it is rare for Democrats and Republicans to agree on anything, but the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act is one important exception. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle agree: we need to pass the JCPA to ensure that publishers — especially small and local publishers — are treated fairly and can serve their communities.

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