At the very end of a profile of newly elected 8th District Congressman Chip Cravaack, John Lundy of the Duluth News Tribune gets a good quote:
Asked how long he’d like to stay in Congress, Cravaack replied:
“I’ve always said I’d prefer not to serve more than three terms, and I won’t serve more than four.
“But I realize this is a very highly Democratic area. I also realize there’s a lot of people that really don’t like me being here in this seat. But hopefully they’ll judge me by my actions rather than what’s behind my name, an ‘R.’ Because I will be working very hard for the people of the 8th.”
Lundy’s profile also looks at Cravaack’s Navy background and his days as an airline pilot and notes that he’s determined, focused and polite.
He’s married with two young sons, ages 7 and 9, and was a stay-at-home dad when he was grounded as a pilot for two years because of sleep apnea, the story says.
And a neighbor in his town of Lindstrom calls Cravaack “a great neighbor,” who snow-blows sidewalks, lends tools and helps sod the yard.