Incoming GOP reps Cravaack, Duffy hold fast to fiscal pledges

Congressmen-elect Chip Cravaack and Sean Duffy stuck to the message of fiscal conservatism on Tuesday in their first joint news conference. (Duluth News Tribune) – November 30, 2010 By John Lundy Congressmen-elect Chip Cravaack and Sean Duffy stuck to the message of fiscal conservatism on Tuesday in their first joint news conference. The two Republicans [...]

Cravaack, Wis. counterpart emphasize spending cuts

(Minnesota Public Radio) – November 30, 2010 By Bob Kelleher Duluth, Minn. — Incoming Republican U.S. Reps. Chip Cravaack and Sean Duffy met in Duluth Tuesday for a briefing on Great Lakes, port and shipping issues. Both GOP freshmen are replacing high-profile, senior congressional Democrats whose districts are bounded by the states’ border — Jim [...]

Cravaack focuses on PolyMet

Congressman-elect humbled by task ahead in Washington (Mesabi Daily News) – November 29, 2010 By Bill Hanna, Executive Editor VIRGINIA — Republican Congressman-elect Chip Cravaack intends to keep a public spotlight on the copper/nickel/precious metals PolyMet project that could create up to 400 permanent positions, 500 more spin-off jobs and 1 million hours of construction [...]

Stunner! Chip Cravaack felt change in the air while meeting voters during campaign

U.S. Naval Academy graduate knew he was winner in 8th District Congressman Oberstar at about 4 a.m. By BILL HANNA Executive Editor November 3, 2010 Chip Cravaack and Jim Oberstar both said they wouldn’t change anything in their 8th District U.S. House campaigns. And because of that, Naval Academy graduate Cravaack is headed to Washington [...]

Cravaack defeats Oberstar in 8th District race

Duluth News Tribune – November 3, 2010 by Candace Renalls Northeastern Minnesota will be represented by a Republican in Congress for the first time since 1947 as challenger Chip Cravaack upset longtime Rep. Jim Oberstar in unofficial returns tallied early today. Oberstar, a Democrat from Chisholm, watched an early lead dwindle throughout the night, and, [...]

Cravaack pushes Oberstar in rare Northland Congressional horse race

Duluth News Tribune – November 2, 2010 by John Myers It was a David and Goliath political story that drew rare national attention; the first major Republican challenge in more than a half-century in one of the nation’s most stalwart Democratic Congressional districts. Voters from Lindstrom to Little Fork and Little Falls to Lutsen cast [...]

Chip’s Tour Schedule

Saturday October 30th Cloquet: 8:15am w/candidates: Mark Ames and Mike Cummins Phone Bank at Berquist Imports 1412 Highway 33 South, Cloquet Moose Lake: 9:15am w/candidates: Mark Ames and Mike Cummins Joe Jitters Coffee House 308 Elm Avenue Sandstone 10:15am w/candidates: Roger Crawford and Mike Cummins Amy’s Country Cafe 420 Main Street Hinckley 11:00am w/candidates: Roger [...]

KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll: Oberstar in Tight 8th District Race

( October 29, 2010 by Lauren Radomski A Minnesota congressman nearly untouchable for years may be in for the fight of his life. A new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll shows 8th Congressional District Rep. Jim Oberstar leads Republican challenger Chip Cravaack by only one percentage point – 47 to 46. Oberstar, who was first elected to the [...]

The Final Countdown: Chip Cravaack launching 18 county, 36 stops-in-96 hours barnstorming tour across Minnesota

Throughout northern Minnesota, Cravaack holding rallies for every year Jim Oberstar has been in Congress NORTH BRANCH – With Election Day just days away, Chip Cravaack is launching a sweeping barnstorming tour throughout all 18 counties of Minnesota’s 8th district where he will visit 36 communities in 96 hours. Over the next four days in [...]

Kline headed to Oberstar stronghold

(Star Tribune) October 27, 2010 by Kevin Diaz Call it a cross-border raid. U.S. Rep. John Kline, the dean of the Minnesota Republican House delegation, is headed to northern Minnesota Friday to campaign against DFLer Jim Oberstar, one of the longest-serving members of the U.S. House and the dean of the Minnesota delegation. The trip [...]

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