One year in, Rep. Cravaack believes major reform needed
When Chip Cravaack pulled off one of the major upsets of the 2010 congressional elections, he knew he was in for a big job. One year in, Eighth District Rep. Cravaack says he may have underestimated the seriousness of the situation.
“It’s worse than I truly expected,” Cravaack told a crowd of about 75 at Stars & Strikes Entertainment Center in Wyoming on Thursday, Jan. 26. It was the 20th town hall for the North Branch Republican who unseated 18-term incumbent Jim Oberstar in a shocker.
Now Cravaack is preparing to run for re-election in a congressional district for which borders have yet to be set. Later this month, a panel of judges is expected to announce its decision on redistricting. See more in Editor Cliff Buchan’s Forest Lake Times story.