Oberstar accepting retirement as 2012 battle brews

On Tuesday, MinnPost’s Doug Grow penned an interesting profile of the activities and attitudes of recently defeated former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-MN8) as his former district girds for a new political fight in 2012. It’s worth a read. Notably, he appears to be accepting retirement and vows to stay out of the 2012 race.

On that front, campaign news on the DFL side has been accumulating and I’ll be preparing a new post on MN-8 for later this week. Rep. Chip Cravaack’s people are still on speaking terms with me and have assured me that an interview with Cravaack is in the making later this year or early next. I expect to do interviews with DFL candidates sometime during the endorsement process next spring.

To reiterate my approach to this race, I’ll rush “breaking news” to the blog if I think it means anything in the long run. Mostly, I’ll be observing the gentle ebb and flow and offer periodic commentary on the trends. If you missed it, I recently wrote an easy-to-digest series about the race.

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