Cravaack Names Grams As Interim Chief Of Staff

Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 7:32 am

Congressman-elect Chip Cravaack has named former Senator Rod Grams as his interim chief of staff.

“Senator Grams brings a wealth of knowledge expertise on Washington D.C. and the 8th District to our team,” Cravaack told WDIO-TV in Fargo. “His previous experience serving the state of Minnesota will be invaluable as we prepare to hit the ground running on behalf of all the residents of our district.”

Cravaack is the first Republican to be elected to the 8th District Congressional seat in over 60 years.  He defeated Congressman Oberstar last week, by a 4,500 vote margin.

Senator Rod Grams was elected to Congress in 1992 and then to the Senate in 1994.   He lost the seat to Mark Dayton in 2000.  Grams also ran against Congressman Oberstar in 2006, but lost the election.

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