Two More Republicans Line Up to Challenge Angie Craig

Two More Republicans Line Up to Challenge Angie Craig Click to Enlarge Photo: AP Images

(AP/KNSI) - Two Republican women have joined the race for the 2nd District congressional seat held by freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig.

Erika Cashin, of Apple Valley, is 24-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. She's currently a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve.

Regina Barr, of Inver Grove Heights, served one term in the Minnesota House. The small business owner was elected in 2016 but lost to a Democratic challenger in 2018.

Two other Republican candidates joined the race to challenge Craig earlier.

Rick Olson, a former Michigan Representative announced his intention to run for the seat in September. He had previously worked as a business manager for Foley Public Schools before retiring in 2017. He lives in Prior Lake.

Kenyon Republican Phillip Parrish announced his run in November, but reportedly suspended his campaign in December to attend to the needs of his child.

The 2nd District includes southern Twin Cities suburbs and part of rural southeastern Minnesota.

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