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Cravaack live on ‘Almanac’ tonight as Dems target his seat

Chip Cravaack, the newly elected GOP congressman from the 8th District in northeastern Minnesota, will appear on TPT’s “Almanac” at 7 tonight.

He defeated longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar in one of the biggest upsets in the November election that swept Republicans into office around the state and the country.

Maybe he’ll talk about his appointment to the House Transportation Committee, which Oberstar chaired for years. And what about the apparent hard feelings between the two candidates?

Meanwhile, Politico reports that, not surprisingly, national Democrats are already targeting Cravaack’s seat — which had been a DFL stronghold for decades. Cravaack is one of several Republicans to ride the national wave and take over seats long dominated by Democrats, and as such, will be high on the list of campaigns well-funded by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Gary Gross on 12/18/2010 - 04:55 pm.

    This won’t be as easy of a take back as the DCCC & the DFL think. I wrote here that the 8th is only a D +3 district:

    Furthermore, a significant portion of the DFL are strong pro-2nd Amendment, strong anti-Cap & Trade district.

    PS- I was the first to predict Chip Cravaack’s victory in this post:

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