Republicans Endorse Kistner to Challenge Rep. Craig in 2nd
APPLE VALLEY -- Republicans have endorsed former U.S. Marine Corps officer Tyler Kistner of Prior Lake to challenge first-term Democratic Rep. Angie Craig in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.
Kistner outpolled four other candidates to win GOP endorsement on the first ballot of a virtual convention Saturday.
Reports say Kistner, who is a political newcomer, got a boost from the National Republican Congressional Committee, which named him to their “Young Guns” list of top candidates.
Craig defeated Republican incumbent Jason Lewis in 2018 in a district won by President Donald Trump in 2016.
The district includes the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities.