Aug 31, 2012

Nolan Holds Lead Over Congressman Chip Cravaack

The first public polling in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District shows Rick Nolan leads over incumbent Tea Party Congressman Chip Cravaack. Two polls released today show Nolan is winning with Congressman Cravaack stuck at only at 44 percent of the vote. According to a House Majority PAC poll, Nolan leads Congressman Cravaack, 47 percent to 44 percent, and in a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll, Nolan leads 45 percent to 44 percent, but expands to a 6 point lead after voters learn positive information about both candidates.

"Congressman Chip Cravaack's record in Washington, voting to give tax breaks to millionaires and corporate outsourcers, but sticking middle class families with a tax hike and higher Medicare costs is wrong for Minnesota and it shows," said Haley Morris of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "Minnesota families are understandably frustrated by Congressman Chip Cravaack's priorities because they would have to pay thousands more for Medicare while millionaires get a tax break and they're excited by Rick Nolan's record of leadership and common sense solutions."

 More information about the House Majority PAC poll can be found here.

 A Global Strategy Group memo for the DCCC poll is available here.


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