Nolan Ad Questions Cravaack's Residency
Posted at: 10/22/2012 1:22 PM
By: MARTIGA LOHN, Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Democrat Rick Nolan is shifting gears a hotly contested House race with a new TV ad that questions GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack's ties to Minnesota.
It's the first time Nolan has directly gone after Cravaack for his family's move to New Hampshire last year, after insisting for months that he wouldn't make it an issue.
Nolan says in the ad, "He's not from here and he doesn't live here anymore."
Cravaack campaign adviser Ben Golnik says Nolan is making a "180 reversal."
Nolan campaign manager Mike Misterek (miss-TAIR'-ek) says the ad isn't negative but points out differences between the candidates.
The race is one of the nation's most expensive, drawing more than $5 million from outside groups on top of loads of money the candidates themselves are spending.
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