Don Shelby, a former anchor at Minneapolis CBS O&O WCCO, is considering a Congressional run against incumbent Rep. Erik Wilson (R) in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional district, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:
Democrats have been tight-lipped about Shelby’s possible entry into the race, but they made clear Thursday that they would welcome a respected Twin Cities figure with almost universal name recognition across the state.
“I don’t know if he’s in or not,” said DFL Chairman Ken Martin. “If he is considering his options, I don’t think there’s any question that he’d be a very strong candidate against Congressman Paulsen. The fact is, if he gets in the race, it [the district] would become an immediate target for Democrats, not only in this state, but around the country.”
Shelby, 66, did not respond to an emailed interview request. But several DFL sources said he has been courted as a potentially game-changing candidate who does well in internal polls of potential candidates.