MPR is reporting that Sen. Norm Coleman is hosting a fundraiser for Chip Cravaack today at The Minneapolis Club:

Former GOP Sen. Norm Coleman is slated to hold a fundraiser for GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack. Coleman, who lose his reelection bid to DFL Sen. Al Franken in 2008, is holding the fundraiser for Cravaack at The Minneapolis Club on Friday. Individuals are being asked to contribute $500. Political Action Committees are being asked to contribute $1,000.

Cravaack is expected to face a tough reelection battle in 2012. He defeated DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar in 2008.

This is a great first step for Chip Cravaack. During his initial run in 2010, fundraising prevented Chip from running a more robust campaign. This cycle, it’s apparent that Chip’s campaign is benefiting from the instant credibility that comes with being the incumbent.

Another additional credential working in Chip’s favor is the fact that he’s the sitting vice-chair of the House Subcommittee on Aviation.

Rather than sulking after his 2008 defeat, Sen. Coleman has stayed engaged with Minnesota politics. This fundraiser is a great way for him to do what he can to help Chip win re-election. Norm knows that it’s important for the Minnesota GOP to solidify their gains, then build off of that strengthened base.

This is a perfect trial of the old political adage that ‘money talks but early money shouts.’ Thanks to the expected haul from today’s fundraiser, Chip’s campaign can afford to do alot of additional shouting.

Chip’s benefiting from his highlighting subjects that Rep. Oberstar likely would’ve swept under the rug. Chip issued this statement to explain why he voted for legislation that would limit this administration’s overreach via the NLRB.

While making it clear that he stands for unions’ rights, Chip’s also making sure people know that he won’t let this administration use the NLRB to prop up President Obama’s campaign.

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One Response to “Coleman’s Cravaack Fundraiser”

  • Bob J. says:

    You wrote: “Rather than sulking after his 2008 defeat,”

    You will never, EVER convince me that Norm Coleman lost that election. Simple as that.

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