his summer, the Alliance for a Better Minnesota, aka ABM, and the DCCC will focus tons of attention on defeating Chip Cravaack in Minnesota's Eighth District. Based on their ads and posts, they'll have a tough, uphill fight to defeat Chip:
Perhaps the only thing more removed than Rep. Cravaack's house in New Hampshire might be his vote for the House GOP budget last week. We all had some good laughs had yesterday, but it's time to start unpacking this vote a bit. Americans United for Change and AFSCME are out with a new ad targeting Rep. Chip Cravaack for his vote in favor of the Paul Ryan/House GOP budget. Much like the last go round with Rep. Paul Ryan's plan to end Medicare, Republicans are once again swooping back in to try and privatize the program.
It's the usual 'Republicans want to destroy Medicare and privatize Social Security to give tax cuts to the evil rich' negativity. The DCCC's messaging is the same nationwide. Republicans, according to them, hate "working families" and can't do enough for the evil rich. The DCCC's problems start when their accusations meet reality.
Chip Cravaack isn't out of touch with his district. He's held more townhalls the last 2 years than Tim Walz, Jim Oberstar, Amy Klobuchar, Al Franken and Betty McCollum have held the past 6 years. Combined. If Chip Cravaack is out of touch with his constituents, what does that make these politicians?
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