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Rick and Mary Nolan cheer as the early vote totals were projected on the screen at a DFL primary night gathering Tuesday at the Sunshine Kitchen and Moonshine Lounge in Brainerd, Minn. Rick Nolan won a tight three-way primary for the 8th Congressional District in Minnesota. (Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch)

Nolan wins 8th District primary

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With more than three-quarters of precincts reporting Tuesday night, the Associated Press declared Rick Nolan the winner of the 8th District DFL Congressional primary.

Nolan captured 39 percent of the vote, compared with 31 percent for Tarryl Clark and 30 percent for Jeff Anderson.

Reflecting on the race, Nolan said: "I think we were able to run a grass-roots campaign with a strong progressive message."

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