Eighth District congressional candidate Rick Nolan has asked Rep. Chip Cravaack to accompany him to tomorrow’s fishing opener.
Nolan’s invitation is a jab at the fact that Cravaack’s family recently moved to New Hampshire.
“It occurred to me that since Chip is not from Minnesota originally, and has since moved his family to New Hampshire, he might not be aware that tomorrow is the fishing opener,” Nolan said in an e-mail. “He also might now be aware how important fishing is to us up here. So if there is any chance he is actually in the district this weekend, I would be delighted to take him out fishing with my family and let him get a true Minnesota-experience on the lake.”
After facing critics who said he didn’t spend enough time in the district, Cravaack has stepped up his efforts to meet with constituents.
Nolan recently won the DFL endorsement to run against Cravaack, but still faces a primary challenge from Tarryl Clark and Jeff Anderson.