U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., was in the region recently, but don’t expect the congressman to visit a Duluth community hall any time soon, Duluth News Tribune reporter Mike Creger says.
Cravaack said that his next public appearance in his district’s largest city will be Oct. 9, the date of a debate with Democratic opponent Rick Nolan sponsored by the News Tribune and the Chamber of Commerce.
On Wednesday he was in Two Harbors for a “meet and greet” campaign event after stopping in Taconite Harbor to talk about what he is calling onerous Environmental Protection Agency proposals that will stymie growth of the mining industry.
Cravaack’s campaign Website and Facebook page offer no event information. The News Tribune learned about Cravaack’s Two Harbors evening appearance because a supporter called to inform the newspaper in late afternoon, saying he had heard people grumble about Cravaack not spending time in the region talking to the public about issues.
Cravaack made a sweep through Duluth after the primary election Aug. 14, when Nolan emerged as his opponent. He spent part of one day at the State Fair in the Twin Cities.
The congressman acknowledged that because he has been on the road, he did not watch much of the Republican National Convention.
“This is how I get ideas,” he said of rooms like the one at the Two Harbors Community Center.