A new ad saying Congressman Jim Oberstar has been around too long — 36 years in Congress — has been produced by a group representing older Americans.
The 60 Plus Association, which bills itself as a conservative alternative to AARP, is spending $100,000 on the ad in the 8th District to attack Democrat Oberstar, who is being challenged by Republican Chip Cravaack.
The ad notes that Richard Nixon was president and Fran Tarkenton was quarterback for the Vikings when Oberstar was first elected in 1974. It’s says he’s now out of touch and votes with his party too often. The ad never mentions Cravaack’s name.