Mesabi Daily News Endorses Cravaack

By KBJR News 1

October 21, 2012 Updated Oct 21, 2012 at 10:35 PM CDT

Virginia, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) --- An Iron Range newspaper has endorsed Representative Chip Cravaack in the 8th District Congressional Race.

The Mesabi Daily News announced its endorsement of the Republican congressman over Democratic Party challenger Rick Nolan.

Two years ago the Mesabi daily endorsed then Representative, Jim Oberstar for re-election to a 19th term.

The news organization says Cravaack has earned the endorsement with his commitment to the 8th District on jobs, especially in the mining industry.

It also credited Cravaack for his work in the House dealing with the "Buy America" stipulation for steel as well as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness land swap measure that would provide more timber and mining opportunities on national forest land.