Group Protests 8th Dist. Debate, Invites Candidates to Q&A

By KBJR News 1

October 9, 2012 Updated Oct 10, 2012 at 11:31 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Protesters were there to highlight what they call Congressman Cravaack's record of voting for cuts to programs that help veterans and seniors.

The group invited both candidates to meet with them at Take Action Minnesota's Duluth headquarters immediately following the debate.

Among those in attendance was Glenn Jackson, a former employee of the recently closed manufacturing plant, Georgia Pacific.

Jackson hoped to ask both candidates about how they would work help him keep his insurance coverage.

"As of October 31st I have no insurance. My wife has no insurance, and she had cancer. So, what happens? Do we go bankrupt," asked Jackson beforehand.

Nolan did attend the informal question and answer.

Congressman Cravaack's office said he had informed the group he would not be able to attend last week, due to a scheduling conflict.