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.