Saturday, September 08, 2012 By Aaron Brown
Simonson has already been organizing his write-in campaign to replace outgoing Rep. Kerry Gauthier (DFL-Duluth) who last month was ensnared in a sex scandal. Republican Travis Silvers is already on the ballot in this heavily DFL district, giving GOPers hopes of snaring an unexpected victory amid confusion over write-in votes. Duluth city councilor Jay Fosle is also running a write-in campaign as an independent.
Boe was a late entrant in the contest. Local activist Dan Fanning was also considered a strong candidate for the endorsement, but opted not to run.