Democratic Rep. Angie Craig took office in January of this year, after narrowly defeating Republican incumbent Rep. Jason Lewis in the 2018 elections. Her win flipped Minnesota’s 2nd District, which had been represented by Republicans since 2001.
So, it’s no surprise that the Republican National Committee began targeting the freshman congresswoman last month, spending $330,000 on television ads to say she “votes with the radicals” and “wastes taxpayer money” by supporting the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
Craig says it’s true that she voted in favor of the impeachment investigation. But she insists that’s just a small portion of what she’s doing in Washington — and what her constituents are concerned about. During her regular town halls, Craig says she hears more about health care, gun control and how the trade war is affecting farmers.
Monday on MPR News, Rep. Craig joined Kerri Miller to talk about what she’s learned during her first year.
To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.