Super PAC Targets Minn. Republican Cravaack

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new, progressive “super” political action committee is targeting Minnesota U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in his bid for reelection.

The San Francisco-based super PAC, which calls itself CREDO SuperPAC, includes Cravaack on a list of six Republicans it wants to see defeated in November. Campaign manager Matthew Arnold says the group plans to spend about $3 million total to put staffers on the ground in the districts where they’ll organize door-knocking and phone-bank activities targeted at the incumbents.

Cravaack was elected in 2010 in the traditionally Democratic 8th Congressional district in northern Minnesota. Several Democrats are vying to challenge him. By law, super PACs are not allowed to coordinate their activities with campaigns.

Spokesman Ben Golnik says Cravaack intends to stay above the fray and focus on creating jobs.

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  • Chimp Crack

    Bye bye Chimp.

  • Citizen

    Go figure, Radical Libs from out of state sticking their nose in OUR business. Go back to CA and leave us alone!

    • Bubba

      Citizen, welcome to the new reality. It happens for Reps. and Dems. Who can spend the most. Cravaak will have his outside money as well.

  • Journeyone

    Chip I voted for you just to get rid of career politician Oberstar. As everyone knows he had no use for us in northern MN. Shame on the DFL party for not asking/telling him to step down. We are all trying to pay down these BONDS he was so kind to get for us. We can’t afford to live in our homes because of the property taxes to pay these bonds. So you served your purpose and now you gotta go – bye!

  • The new normal

    WOW there must be alot of money at stake for these “Super PACs” with their hands out to spend 3 Million to get a vote in congress.

  • not the right way to do things

    Yeah, more outside money to tell us how bad we are at picking our representation. We must really be stupid considering how much money is about to pour into Minnesota.

    • Speak for yourself

      Maybe YOU are stupid, but don’t include the rest of us who don’t vote for idiots like Chimp.

  • Best3800

    Blame The conservative Supreme Court,man did they open Pandora’s box.Get all this money out of elections.Corporations are people,what a crock!

    • Chimp K

      5-4 decision. Only the wacks put this into place.

  • Murph

    Say you want to create jobs and then say no to all the job creators.When will they learn that it is consumers who create jobs not politicians giving to the rich! I have listened to these con artists just about enough.Get off your over fed GOP arses and do something that works! People are running out of both patience and money! When it is totally gone,the GOP will go with it!

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