Angie Craig (D-MN-02)

Angie Craig is running for the open seat vacated by conservative Rep. John Klein. Craig has major national and state endorsements and is out fundraising her major Republican opponent 2-1.

Background and Achievements

From a poor family, Craig worked her way through college and earned a B.A. degree from the University of Memphis. She initially worked as a journalist after college, but moved to become the chief executive at St. Jude Medical, a Fortune 500 Company for over ten years. Craig’s advocacy and activism fights for reproductive rights, LGBT rights, affordable college education, and closing the wage gap.

Positions on Key Issues

  • Opposes efforts to restrict women's access to abortion and family planning
  • Supports LGBTQ equality
  • Advocates for debt-free college education
  • Supports protecting the environment
  • Supports Medicare and expanding health care access
  • Advocates for investment in Infrastructure

Prospects & Opponents

The race is rated by pundits as a toss-up. The district was carried by Obama in 2012 and by Al Franken in 2014. Although a Republican leaning district, after the 2010 re-districting the margin dropped slightly, and at this time there are four Republican Primary Candidates.


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