Northland Residents Urge Action in Lame Duck Session

By KBJR News 1

November 8, 2012 Updated Nov 8, 2012 at 7:12 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)
-- Some Duluthians are demanding that the lame duck Congress protect government programs like Medicare and Social Security.

Just two days after 8th District Congressman Chip Cravaack lost his re-election bid to challenger Rick Nolan, a left leaning group gathered to insist Cravaack use his time left to preserve government entitlement programs.

Dana Rossing, a speaker at the event thinks Congressman-elect Nolan will fight for these programs on day one in Washington.

"He understands the importance of Medicare and multiple programs that we cannot slash for constituents," said Duluth resident Dana Rossing.

Congressman Cravaack could not be reached to respond.