About Chip Cravaack

  • Born Dec. 29, 1959
  • Resides in Lindstrom, Minn.
  • Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy
  • Master's degree from University of West Florida
  • Retired Navy helicopter pilot
  • Pilot for Northwest Airlines
Rep. Chip Cravaack

Republican Chip Cravaack defeated 18-term U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar in one of the biggest upsets of the 2010 Election.

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GOP's Cravaack holds money edge in Minn. 8th Freshman Rep. Chip Cravaack holds a slight money edge over a possible Democratic rival about a year out from the 2012 election.
Rep. Cravaack to hold town hall meeting in Duluth Amid mounting pressure, 8th District GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack has announced he will hold an open town hall meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Duluth airport.
Cravaack opposes high speed rail to connect Duluth to Twin Cities Rep. Chip Cravaack opposes funding for a proposed high speed rail line connecting Duluth and the Twin Cities.
Chip Cravaack Cravaack urged to meet constituents in Duluth Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack held public meetings in the relatively remote towns of Deer River and Grand Portage in his 8th District this week. Some of his constituents are urging him to host a town hall meeting in Duluth.

Regional Chip Cravaack Stories

Duluth News Tribune, Sept. 6, 2015, 10:22 PM
Iron Range epitomizes labor
Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 4, 2015, 7:07 PM
US Rep. Rick Nolan says he will seek another term in 2016
Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 2, 2015, 6:57 AM
Nolan seeking re-election in Minnesota's 8th congressional district

National Chip Cravaack Stories

Politico, Aug. 28, 2015, 10:50 AM
House Republicans paying ex-Alaska gov
Politico, Nov. 10, 2014, 1:21 AM
5 Democrats who survived the GOP wave
New York Times, May 5, 2014, 10:46 AM
James Oberstar, 79, Congressman Ousted in Tea Party Tide, Dies

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Oct. 6, 2015, 12:26 p.m.
Phyllis Kahn, the Legislature's longest serving member, says the competition isn't surprising. Her challengers say Kahn is ignoring the needs of the district, particularly its growing Somali population.

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