If anyone was supposed to be an easy target for defeat in 2014 it was going to be Sen. Al Franken. He won the disputed 2008 race by 312 votes out of 2.9 million cast. Today Franken is on none of the national lists of vulnerable incumbents.
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Two years ago, Republican Chip Cravaack traveled throughout northeastern Minnesota in a huge RV with his picture on the side, introducing himself to voters who had sent Democratic stalwart Jim Oberstar to Washington 18 times.
Jim Oberstar spent 34 years representing northeastern Minnesota in Congress, but he says one of his proudest legislative accomplishments took place before he was elected.
Democratic voters in northeastern Minnesota’s 8th District find themselves in the unfamiliar position of having choices in a primary election for the first time in two decades.
Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar lost his seat in Congress, but now a scholarship in his name is being created at the University of Minnesota.
Rep. Chip Cravaack snuck up on a 36-year Democratic incumbent last year by appealing to northeastern Minnesota voters ready for a change.
A Great Lakes freighter has been renamed the Hon. James L. Oberstar, honoring the former Minnesota congressman who spent decades as a leading player in U.S. transportation policy.
Former Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar says another run for the 8th district isn’t in his future.
Republican Rep.-elect Chip Cravaack said Monday that he will push to open two new precious metals mines in northeastern Minnesota as he prepares to take office after unseating 18-term Democratic Rep. Jim Oberstar.
Outgoing U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar is talking to the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute about a possible role.
Veteran Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar packed up his committee chairman-sized office on Capitol Hill this week and moved to the basement. Dozens of outgoing congressional members are making room for newly-elected representatives.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Cravaack went from being a political novice to a giant killer. The retired Naval Reserve and Northwest Airlines pilot defeated the longest-serving congressman in Minnesota history early Wednesday, edging out Democratic […]