A TV ad attacking Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack starts a fresh wave of televised messages focused on an important race for Congress in northeastern Minnesota.
It’s a sign of the times. A record 43 million Americans are on food stamps. About 9 percent of Minnesotans — nearly half a million people — depend on food stamps. This week in Washington, D.C., Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison has been eating on a food stamp budget of $4.50 a day.