January 21, 2013

SQUEEZED: Gun control debate is testing Minnesota’s rural congressmen: Democrats in rural Minnesota keenly feel the tensions between support for gun rights and push for new controls. “One thing all three rural Democrats have in common is that the National Republican Congressional Committee has put them on a list of top takeover targets in 2014. . . . Republicans, who have generally condemned Obama’s agenda as violating the Second Amendment, also see an opening against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., who is up for statewide re-election next year.”