Minnesota: “Competitive congressional election delayed after death of third-party candidate”


The death of a third-party candidate running against freshman Democratic Rep. Angie Craig has triggered the postponement of this year’s vote and scheduleda special election next year in her Twin Cities-area district.

The Minnesota secretary of state’s office confirmed Thursday the death of Adam Weeks, a farmer running under the Legal Marijuana Now party, and that the seat would become vacant at the start of the next term. State law requires that the November election be delayed and a a special election be held on the second Tuesday in February if a major party nominee dies within 79 days of Election Day. Early voting began in Minnesota last week.


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