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New Chamber of Commerce ad backs Cravaack

The ad highlights Cravaack’s support for small businesses.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is going on the airwaves to support Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack.

The ad, part of a wide-ranging ad buy supporting Republicans in races across the country, focuses on Cravaack’s conservative voting record on issues important to small businesses.

“Who is standing up for Minnesota jobs? Chip Cravaack,” the ad says. “Tell Chip Cravaack: keep fighting against more big government policies from Washington.”

The Cravaack ad is one of 21 announced by the Chamber on Tuesday. The Chamber is not disclosing the size of the buy.

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Cravaack, a first-term Republican who scored one of the biggest upsets in the country during the 2010 election, is expected to face a stiff re-election challenge. Outside groups both supporting and opposing Cravaack are already active in the 8th District.

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