Cravaack named to transportation commitee

Incoming Rep.-elect Chip Cravaack (R-MN8) has been assigned to the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee, the same one chaired by his 2010 opponent, longtime Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-MN8). House members generally serve on one committee, so this is a pretty sweet assignment for a freshman. Oberstar served there for his 36 years in Congress, succeeding his former boss and transportation chair Rep. John Blatnik, another Iron Ranger who held the seat for more than 20 years prior to Oberstar.

Cravaack campaigned against Oberstar at least partly on the grounds that he allocated too much “pork” in federal spending. How many months before Cravaack’s office releases a press releasing hailing an important transportation committee allocation for a northern Minnesota project? I say nine months, just like a baby. And that baby’s full Christian name will be Political Reality McGee.


  1. Thank goodness the IRR is helping PolyMet. As far as what could this money do to help with financial short falls for range cities, simple, CUT BACK YOUR WORTHLESS SPENDING and you won’t need it. Time to tighten belts on government spending- cities/state/federal and time to create jobs. The socialists up here hate that kind of talk, but it’s true. Please give us jobs and a future not a new ATV trail or library.

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