Two Harbors native kicks off campaign for Congress
Two Harbors native Leah Phifer will hold a kickoff event for her campaign to represent Minnesota's 8th District in Congress next year beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday at Carmody 61 in Two Harbors.
Phifer spent the summer crisscrossing the 8th District on her motorcycle exploring a potential primary challenge to Rep. Rick Nolan, DFL-Crosby and announced her intent to campaign for the nomination Sunday in a Facebook post.
An Isanti resident and 2002 Two Harbors High School graduate, Phifer spent most of the last 10 years working with undocumented immigrants as an Immigration, Customs and Enforcement Agent and then as part of the FBI's counterterrorism unit based in St. Paul.
The 2018 primary for the 8th District Congressional seat will be held Aug. 14.