Republican challenger Chip Cravaack has landed a key newspaper endorsement in his bid to unseat longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar in northeastern Minnesota.
The Duluth News Tribune endorsed Cravaack on its editorial page on Sunday.
The editorial says Cravaack represents what Congress needs as the country faces a difficult economy.
The paper says Oberstar has had "enormous, life-changing and positive impacts" on Minnesota's 8th District, but adds that "Washington doesn't need another insider."
Oberstar is seeking a 19th term. He heads the influential House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Cravaack is a former commercial and Navy pilot making his first run for office.
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