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Just after reaching 100 days in Congress, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig held her fourth monthly town hall meeting Tuesday night. Over an hour, Craig answered nine questions as about 60 people listened from risers in Cottage Grove Middle School's cafeteria. Participants asked about Craig's views on health care and transportation, with some pressing for her support on gun control and pro-life policy. As with previous town halls, the moderate Democrat emphasized civility throughout the event.
Ahead of the legislative session, state lawmakers are exploring proposals including creating an emergency supply of insulin and setting price controls on the drug.
Mirroring a nationwide trend of U.S. House seats flipping from Republicans to Democrats, Angie Craig ousted Rep. Jason Lewis in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional district with a 5 percent margin. The victory marks the first time in 18 years that a Democrat has been elected to represent the district. It also signifies a key victory for Democrats across the country, who have been campaigning to flip at least 23 U.S. House seats to regain party majority.
A record amount of outside spending has flowed into U.S. House races in Minnesota, including the 2nd Congressional District.
In a review of five months of audio from Rep. Jason Lewis' nationally broadcast radio show, CNN has found he at one point questioned the validity of trauma caused by sexual harassment. At the time, Lewis was discussing the recent sexual harassment allegations against the 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, according to CNN. By Nov. 8, 2011, four women had claimed they had been verbally or physically sexually harassed by Cain, the Washington Post reported at the time. Cain denied these allegations and was never criminally charged.
Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District race has garnered national attention as one of the most competitive midterm elections. The election is a rematch between democrat Angie Craig and first-term incumbent Rep. Jason Lewis, a republican who won the open seat in 2016 by 2 percentage points. The district is considered a “battleground,” with both parties hoping to snag it as they seek majority of the U.S. House.
After spending about two decades in the medical device industry, Angie Craig says she can bring a fresh perspective and expertise to the nation’s health care reform movement.
Ahead of the Nov. 6 election, U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis spoke with RiverTown Multimedia about key issues, including health care, school safety and climate change. In this year’s rematch against his opponent from 2016, democrat Angie Craig, Lewis’s key campaign topics include support for technical skills training for high school students, expanding Republicans’ tax reform efforts and pledging to be an independent voice for Minnesota, pointing to his work on bipartisan bills.
As she enters her fourth season with the Hastings Arts Center, owner Sarah Lockwood says her organization has expanded its offerings beyond the niche she thought it would fill.
Nancy Turner was driving when she remembered: the national contest she had entered was about to announce results. She pulled into a nearby parking lot, where she read the good news from her cellphone: her Hastings-based shelter This Old Horse had just won a total of $16,000 from two awards from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. "I was shocked," she said. "It's so delightful. Sixteen-thousand dollars. That doesn't happen every day."