Family's move puts Rep. Chip Cravaack in a political bind

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 25, 2012 - 9:32 PM

He campaigned against Oberstar calling the Democrat out of touch.

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mbreyfogleMar. 25, 12 7:46 PM

Cravaack was a long shot to start with in 2012. The housing thing is just another little piece of the disconnect he seems to have. I am still waiting to have him come up to the end of the road for a town hall meeting.

rangesonMar. 25, 12 7:59 PM

Every time Chip Cravaack has held a town hall, it has been short notice, and the only people who seem to know about it are on HIS email/supporter list. Real easy to not answer tough questions when they run his office that way. I wonder if I go and stage a sit-in in his Duluth office and demand to speak to him, if he'll be able to show? All the way from New Hampshire?

BarryBenMar. 25, 12 8:00 PM

'Ya know the State of Denmark That Shakespeare refers to...It's here in Minnesota now and Something Smells Rotten here also.....

JimmahMar. 25, 12 8:03 PM

I bet even Cravaack hopes he loses, honestly it must suck for him and his family.

luzhishenMar. 25, 12 8:13 PM

So does he recuse himself from votes that could have an impact on his wife's career?

ilafanMar. 25, 12 8:14 PM

I like Cravaack as a man and a patriot. But how he beat Oberstar is a mystery to me. What were District 8 people thinking? Giving up Oberstar's power and pork for this guy? A part-timer who knows next to nothing about living on the Range and the hardships that goes with that? One-termer for sure.

gutshotMar. 25, 12 8:59 PM

Carpetbagger (on the Range --Packsacker), call him whatever you want but he isn't here (8th dist or even MN). It's time he goes back on leave??

gutshotMar. 25, 12 9:00 PM

Carpetbagger (on the Range --Packsacker), call him whatever you want but he isn't here (8th dist or even MN). It's time he goes back on leave??

asmithe2Mar. 25, 12 9:13 PM

I have all the respect in the world for his decision to make his family his first priority, but he should understand that we are paying him $174,000 a year to represent us, and there is a long line of people who are willing to do the job while living here. Asking your member of congress to live in the district is not a big request. If he doesn't want to do it, he should not run again.

tacotonyMar. 25, 12 9:38 PM

Da range deserves this guy , and look at all the pork he has cut from government spending in his district which is what we all want.


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