• 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.October 14, 2011
  • 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.September 27, 2011
  • 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.August 23, 2011
  • 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.August 11, 2011
  • Poligraph: Cravaack's claim on defense cuts is false
    U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack, a Republican from Minnesota's 8th District, was one of four Minnesota lawmakers who voted against the bill to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. Among his reasons for rejecting the measure is a claim that it would cut defense spending by half. But that's false.August 5, 2011
  • Cravaack defends budget-cutting stance at town hall meeting
    U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack faced a crowd with tough questions at a town hall meeting in Cambridge Wednesday night.May 18, 2011
  • Kline, Paulsen in good financial shape for 2012
    Kline raised $250,000 and Erik Paulsen $336,000 in the first quarter. The average amount spent by a winning congressional campaign in 2010 was about $1.5 million.April 22, 2011
  • Democrats target Cravaack on Medicare votes
    In a sign that Democrats plan to make the 2012 election campaign about national issues, the Democratic Congressional Committee is running an ad campaign aimed at 25 potentially vulnerable House Republicans, including freshman Rep. Chip Cravaack.April 19, 2011
  • In first weeks, Cravaack balances budget cuts with pro-union votes
    Since Chip Cravaack won a surprise victory over the long-time Democratic incumbent Rep. Jim Oberstar last fall, he's been settling into his new job representing Minnesota's 8th Congressional District.February 28, 2011
  • Cravaack, Wis. counterpart emphasize spending cuts
    Incoming Republican U.S. Reps. Chip Cravaack and Sean Duffy met in Duluth Tuesday for a briefing on Great Lakes, port and shipping issues. Afterward, they provided few specifics about their positions on those or other issues -- beyond the need to rein in federal spending.November 30, 2010
  • Politics in the 8th: A red blip or something more?
    If anything can be concluded from last week's election, it's that -- like many areas of the country -- the 8th District has become less predictable.November 10, 2010
  • Cravaack finds appeal in the 8th to unseat Oberstar
    Chip Cravaack seemed to come out of nowhere to defeat Jim Oberstar, the longest serving member of Congress in Minnesota history.November 4, 2010
  • Voters in the 8th District say Oberstar became big government
    Minnesota's 8th Congressional District will have a new representative in Washington for the first time since 1975. Political newcomer Chip Cravaack unseated veteran James Oberstar in a tight race that stunned many observers.November 4, 2010
  • Oberstar defeat ends era of transportation policy influence
    After 36 years in Congress, Rep. Jim Oberstar's defeat means the loss of a lot of clout for Minnesota transportation projects on Capitol Hill.November 4, 2010
  • Rep. Jim Oberstar's concession speech
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who has served Minnesota's 8th District for 36 years, lost his bid for re-election against Republican Chip Cravaack. Surrounded by his staff and longtime supporters at his office in Duluth, Oberstar offered an emotional farewell on Wednesday. Below is an edited transcript of his speech.November 3, 2010

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