CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack will field questions from the public — likely concerning Medicare and the budget deficit — at a town hall meeting in Cambridge Wednesday night.

The freshman Republican has been criticized for voting for a Republican budget plan that would overhaul Medicare, turning it into a voucher-like system in which private plans rather than the government would pay medical bills. A series of political ads say Cravaack voted to end Medicare, but others defending him say he voted to protect the program.

Cravaack won his seat by defeating 18-term incumbent Democrat Jim Oberstar last November. Former Democratic state Sen. Tarryl Clark said earlier this month she plans to run against Cravaack in 2012 for his seat in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.

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Comments (5)
  1. xposing the con in conservative says:

    Chimp Craak won’t be in congress past January 2013. He is also a carpet bagger, by the way. Look into it republican no nothings.

  2. Jacob says:

    He beat Oberspender because no one believes the dems can control themselves with our money. Clark, dispite millions of out of state dollars’ lost to Bachman. You can’t buy elections anymore. Cravaack is the real deal and will represent Minnesota with distinction.

    1. GOPSUX says:

      The distinction of a chimp.

  3. Look out! says:

    I am tired of the town criers who roam around shouting doom and gloom if we heed the words of those whom don’t line up with their ideals and ways in doing things. If you don’t do what we say we should do then you will face catastrophic economic consequences by the hands of the evil lord Dayton. We must stop the evil anti America lord Dayton and his men from their reckless disregard of your women and children. Stop them before they cannibalize your pets and burn down your garages. Let us unite to do what we true God fearing grandma loving Minnesotans need to do… so that once again you will live happy and free as our God has given us that right. We must stop the homeless from causing our budget deficit. We must be strong against them. Those gas guzzling big busses that crowd our public roads carrying the evil liberal DFL supporters… those who leach off the God loving hard working for you people… they need to be stopped and must be stopped. We need to stop funding those buses. Let them walk, they are fat anyway and most likely they are illegal aliens who come here to turn Minnesota into Mexico. For the sake of Jesus you must listen to us before it is too late!

  4. Jason says:

    If people could stop pointing fingers at the opposing party then alot more would get accomplished in this country, but that’s typical, everyone is so quick to point the finger but they don’t have any solutions to bring to the table.

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