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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: no previous office,
Born: Jan. 29, 1959; Charleston, W.Va.
Residence: North Branch
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Traci Cravaack; two children
Education: U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. 1981; U. of West Florida, M.Ed. 1989
Military Service: Navy, 1981-90; Navy Reserve, 1990-2005
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Counterterrorism & Intelligence; Transportation Security); Science, Space & Technology; Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation - Vice Chairman; Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
2012generalRick Nolan (D) 191,97654.3
Chip Cravaack (R) 160,52045.4
2010generalChip Cravaack (R) 133,49048.2
James Oberstar (D) 129,09146.6
Tim Olson (INDC) 11,8764.3
Richard Burton (CNSTP) 2,4920.9
Roll Call Vitals


Minnesota is 35th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.