Election 2016

MN Supreme Court Primary: Know The Candidates

The Minnesota Supreme Court primary may be the most important election nobody's heard of

By Greta Kaul | 08/02/16 | Source: MinnPost | Photo: Hudson image by Briana Bierschbach

Historically speaking, Minnesota Supreme Court justices running for re-election don’t have a whole lot to worry about: An incumbent hasn’t lost a re-election bid since the 1940s.

But some supporters of incumbent Associate Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Natalie Hudson worry that this year could be different.

On Aug. 9, Hudson faces two challengers in her bid to serve again on the state’s highest court: attorney Craig Foss, who says he’s running because he can’t find a job, and attorney Michelle MacDonald, who ran an unsuccessful bid for the state’s highest court in 2014 that MinnPost’s Doug Grow called “one of the most bizarre campaigns in state history.”

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