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.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 15, 2014, 11:28 AM
Nolan has $120K cash lead over Mills in Eighth District race

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April 16, 2014, 6:12 p.m.
WASHINGTON – The first TV ad of Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race will hit the air tomorrow with Republican challenger Mike McFadden taking metaphorical shots with a hockey puck at DFL Sen. Al Franken. The ad criticizes Franken for his votes that increased government spending and taxes as well as his support for the Affordable Care…

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