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  •  Cravaack (2+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell, fabucat

    Minnesota's 8th district is heavily blue, probably the most blue outside of MN-5 and MN-6 (Minneapolis and Saint Paul respectively) In recent elections, Oberstar has won it by a 2-1 margin. This area also voted heavily for Dayton for governor. If Cravaack runs to the right, he may get run out of office in 2012.

    The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

    by A Citizen on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 04:09:26 PM PDT

    •  Chip Cravaack (0+ / 0-)

      He's a good campaigner and while the Iron Range is in his district, the population there is falling.  Cravaack won on a message of "out of touch" in a year where Republicans were at their peak.  Reapportionment will likely determine Chip's fate.  If his current district gets more territory to the south (St. Cloud--Bachmann territory), he'll have a real base from which to run.  Such a move would likely give blue dog Collin Peterson a bit more of northern Minnesota, which would help Peterson defend what would be a tough district for a Democratic non-incumbent.  The 8th also stretches into northern suburbs, which could turn against any Republican, so Chip will have to stay moderate if he wants to stay in DC.

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