Rick Nolan Disses Star Tribune

Yesterday, the Star Tribune endorsed Stewart Mills' effort to unseat Rick Nolan as the congressman for Minnesota's Eighth District.

The historically left-leaning paper's endorsement of a Republican created a bit of a stir and led some to wonder whether the Strib's new owner -- former Republican legislator Glen Taylor -- has started exerting his influence on the editorial board.

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But as David Brauer reports, Strib officials won't pull back the curtain about how they make endorsements:
-- David Brauer (@dbrauer) October 28, 2014 Later in the day, Nolan netted a significant endorsement of his own, as 19 Iron Range mayors threw their support behind his reelection bid.

In a statement about the mayors' endorsement, Nolan offered up a diss of the Strib.

"I'd rather be endorsed by 19 Iron Range mayors than the Minneapolis Star Tribune," he said.

We imagine he would've said something else had the Strib's editorial board come to a different conclusion regarding the race in the Eighth.

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