Oberstar Had One Donor from His District
10:43 AM, Oct 14, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Remember those signs that 18-term incumbent Jim Oberstar of Minnesota might be in trouble?
First an internal GOP poll showed Republican Chip Cravaack, a former Navy and Northwest Airlines pilot, trailing Oberstar by just three points--42% to 45%. Then came a couple of surprising anecdotes: the AP reported a local union nearly endorsed Cravaack, and there was such interest in the campaign that the debate--scheduled at 8 a.m. on a Tuesday--had to be moved to a larger venue.
Well, no surprise here, but it looks like we have confirmation that the interest isn't being generated by Oberstar supporters. Politico reports that the Obamacare and cap-and-trade supporting Oberstar had just one donor from his home district this past quarter:
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