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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1972; Minn. House, 1969-73; U.S. House of Representatives, 1975-81; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: Dec. 17, 1943; Brainerd, Minn.
Residence: Crosby
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Mary Nolan; four children
Education: Saint John's U., attended 1962-64; U. of Minnesota, B.A. 1966; U. of Maryland, attended 1967; St. Cloud State U., attended 1969
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation & Forestry; Livestock & Foreign Agriculture); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
2014generalRick Nolan (D) 129,09048.5
Stewart Mills (R) 125,35847.1
Ray Sandman (GREEN) 11,4504.3
2012generalRick Nolan (D) 191,97654.3
Chip Cravaack (R) 160,52045.4
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Minnesota Rep. Collin C. Peterson (D) is 40th.


Minnesota is 35th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@usrepricknolan)

Rep. Rick Nolan has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.