WASHINGTON – On the second anniversary of the passage of President Obama’s healthcare law, the House Republicans’ campaign committee is criticizing all three of first-term Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack’s DFL challengers for their support of the legislation.
The National Republican Congressional Committee issued a fusillade of otherwise-identical press releases directed at challengers Tarryl Clark, Rick Nolan and Jeff Anderson, charging that all three support the health care overhaul despite polls showing opposition to the measure. The Supreme Court will hear arguments next week about the law’s constitutionality.
The NRCC has mostly remained uninvolved in the 8th District race even though it’s likely to be the hardest-fought Congressional contest in Minnesota this election cycle. While the committee has tapped 30 House Republicans in tough districts for special fundraising and campaign assistance, Cravaack has not been selected for the program. Just this week, Cravaack’s seat got a “special mention” in a list of 10 most vulnerable incumbents by the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call.