Oberstar Disputes Politico Story

The national media jumped on a Washington-based news Web site’s report headlined: “Oberstar had one donor in his district,”

But U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar’s campaign pointed out to Politico that the respected news organization only counted donors who gave enough to be listed by name in federal campaign documents.

“In fact, nearly half of our Minnesota donors are from the 8th District,” Oberstar Campaign Manager Bryan Yunis wrote in a letter to the Politico editor.

Democrat Oberstar’s northeast Minnesota race has gained quite a bit of attention as of late, with Republicans optimistic they can upset the 17-term congressman.

His opponent, Republican Chip Cravaack, has released a television commercial that insiders call more professional that many they have seen in the district.