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Cravaack’s wife, children moving to New Hampshire

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Nancy Gertner on 07/18/2011 - 12:13 pm.

    I think Mr. Cravaack could be a great stay at home dad.

  2. Submitted by Brian Simon on 07/18/2011 - 01:15 pm.

    Hm. Sounds like if Clark is the DFL nominee to go against Cravaak the ‘carpetbagger’ attack is now mooted.

  3. Submitted by Lynda Friedman on 07/18/2011 - 01:45 pm.

    It is a tough choice for Rep Cravaack and his family. However, I believe even in a redistricting year, voters have a right to expect their representative to actually live in the state if not the district. The purpose of that is for him to have some “skin in the game” when it comes to how his votes on tax policies, schools, the environment and health care affect Minnesota. New Hampshire (which has no state income taxes) may be the right choice for his family, but Minnesota voters deserve to have a Minnesota-based representative. However, residency is a problem for many long serving representatives whose real home is Washington DC. It is also a problem for those who marry other representatives or have second marriages outside of Minnesota. I am not sure of any solutions, but there is no doubt Minnesota is best served by representatives who live close to those they represent.

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