Oberstar had just one donor from his home district this past quarter

Ouch: Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., has just one donor from his district


With a potentially competitive race developing back home in Minnesota’s 8th District, Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar collected a contribution from just one resident of the district between June 22 and Sept. 30, according to a federal election report filed Wednesday.

Jane Robbins of Pine City gave Oberstar $500 on Aug. 22.

Other than that, all of his contributions came from political action committees, Native American tribes or individual donors in other districts and states.

In all, the veteran Iron Range Democrat, first elected in 1974, collected just $233,102 in receipts over the time period.

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  1. Yesterday's news ... also saw it on TV last night: Crowd gets raucous at Oberstar-Cravaack debate

    Jim Oberstar and Chip Cravaack didn’t just face each other this morning at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Auditorium, they faced angry mobs of their opponent’s supporters.

    Just seconds into the first comments by DFLer Oberstar, Cravaack supporters began to shout the long-term incumbent down with calls of "liar" and "Obama Junior."

    By the time challenger Cravaack’s turn came, Oberstar supporters responded in kind.


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