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Angie Craig
 
Minnesota 02




 

to the FM House Slate
to Angie's Campaign

“I was raised by a single mom and grew up in a mobile home park. I watched my mom work hard and complete her teaching degree over nine years while raising three kids with the help of my grandmother — who herself worked in a union shoe factory well into her 70s.

 

“Like my mom, I worked two jobs and took out student loans to put myself through state college. I started my career as a newspaper reporter and worked my way up over 20 years in business to lead a workforce of 16,000 for a major Minnesota manufacturer. Today, my wife and I are moms to four amazing young men, and just welcomed baby Noah, our first grandchild.

 

“I worked hard to get where I am, but I was pretty lucky, too. For too many Americans, hard work doesn’t pay off like it used to. College is unaffordable and technical training is unavailable. Healthcare costs too much. Incomes aren’t keeping up with the costs of groceries and prescription drugs. We can do better.”

 

EXPERIENCE

Rep. Craig was first elected to the House in 2018. She is a former journalist and healthcare executive with expertise in human resources and communications.  She was the first Democrat elected in MN 02 since the district assumed its current configuration in 2003. She has supported President Biden’s stated position 100% of the time.

 

Rep. Craig and her wife reside in Eagan, Minnesota with their four children.

ON THE ISSUES

  • “Right now, Minnesotans are rationing their treatments and risking their own lives simply because Congress cannot take meaningful action to lower the cost of insulin. Today, I’m proud to partner with my colleagues to reverse that trend and provide relief to working Americans who are already struggling to keep up with rising prices,” 2/24/22

 

  • “Small businesses are the economic engine of MN 02 – and their costs are going up. That’s why today I’m introducing legislation to lower the federal tax rate for America’s small businesses.” 2/18/22

 

  • “Reliable internet service can be hard to come by, especially in rural areas. Last year I voted for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which included a $14.2 billion program to help families struggling to afford internet service.” 2/15/22

 

  • “Banning Members from trading stocks while in office is proof to the American people that their Reps won’t be putting their own portfolios over the needs of their constituents.” 2/10/22

 

  • “For years, the American people have paid the price as manufacturing jobs were shipped overseas and our supply chains and markets became more dependent on overseas markets for inexpensive labor and products. The America COMPETES Act will help to reverse that trend and reestablish the United States as a leader on the global stage – by unraveling our supply chains, reviving American manufacturing, and preparing us to outcompete China for decades to come,” 2/4/22

 

  • “The United States spends more on prescription drugs than any other country in the world because Big Pharma prioritizes profits over the American people. That has to change. It’s time to take action to lower costs for working families.” 2/2/22

 

  • “Serving your community in Congress is a privilege – but taxpayers should not foot the bill for special privileges or perks. Especially today, when Americans all across the country are cutting costs and tightening their belts, Members of Congress have no business using taxpayer funds to fly first-class,” 3/3/22

 

POLITICS IN MN 02

With Cook Political Report’s Partisan Voting Index at EVEN, Angie’s is the last remaining swing district in Minnesota and among the top 10 most competitive districts in the county. She is facing a rematch with her opponent from 2020 who came within two points of victory after receiving $4M from super PACs on top of his own fundraising. Super PACs have already spent more than $600,000 to attack Angie this cycle.

 

Crucially, Republicans have again recruited a third-party candidate to run in 2022 on the Legal Marijuana Now Party line to pull votes from Angie, as they successfully did in 2020 and 2016 . They are running the same candidate who took 8% of the vote in 2016 when Angie ran for the first time and lost by less than 2%. This means 2022 is shaping up to be Angie’s toughest race yet.

 

Currently, Cook and Sabato rate this very competitive race as Toss-Up while Inside Elections rates it Tilt Democrat.

 

COMMITTEES + CAUCUSES

  • House Committee on Agriculture

    • ​Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit

    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

    • Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce

    • Subcommittee on Communications & Technology

    • Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce

    • Subcommittee on Health

  • House Committee on Small Business

    • ​Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations & Regulations

  • LGBTQ Equality Caucus - Co-Chair

  • New Democrat Coalition