The political season, much like the weather, has been heating up ahead of the Aug. 14 primary election.

The political season, much like the weather, has been heating up ahead of the Aug. 14 primary election. Over the past several weeks, Montevideo has been visited by three political candidates who have used the opportunity to get their message out.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Anderson, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy, and Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson have all made whistle stops in Montevideo.

Bob Anderson is in the race for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Al Franken. The seat is currently held by Democrat Tina Smith who was appointed to the seat by Gov. Mark Dayton.

In the primary election, Anderson faces fellow Republicans Nikolay Bay and Karin Housley, who has been endorsed by the Republican party.

Anderson styles himself as a political outsider, and he has been busy criss-crossing the state in order to get his message out to the voters.

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