Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack and his DFL challenger, former Congressman Rick Nolan will debate for one hour on the Cambridge campus of Anoka-Hennepin
Technical Community College Tuesday.
Medicare loomed large in their previous two debates, with Nolan accusing Cravaack of voting to turn the program over to private insurance companies and Cravaack accusing Nolan of not having a plan to keep Medicare solvent.
Cravaack and Nolan are engaged in what’s believed to be one of the most competitive House races this year. Outside organizations have spent millions advertising on behalf of both sides and organizing 8th District voters .
Two years ago Cravaack defeated 18-term DFL Congressman Jim Oberstar and since that election Cravaack has been a top target of Democrats who want the 8th District seat back. They claim the 8th District is the most Democratic congressional district in the nation that’s currently represented by a Republican.