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.
- Feminist Majority
- Human Rights Campaign
- Emily’s List
- DFL Feminist Caucus
- Senator. Al Franken (D-MN)
- NARAL Pro-Choice America