Nelson announces run for Minnesota’s 1st District

ROCHESTER — Minnesota District 26 Rep. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, announced her candidacy for Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District on Monday.

“While I have decided to run for Congress, today is not a day for campaigning,” Nelson said in a press release. “This is a solemn day for our nation, a time when we need to come together and pray for the victims of Las Vegas, their families and all who have been affected by this tragedy.

“I look forward to the days and weeks to come as my campaign gears up, but for now I hope everyone will continue to keep the victims, their families, and the first responders in their thoughts and prayers,” Nelson added.