Angie Craig

MN-02

Last updated August 15th, 2022 at 8:39pm GMT.

 

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Tyler Kistner is a political outsider who has devoted his life to serving both his country and his community. He will bring his experience and integrity to help change the dysfunction in Washington. Angie Craig claims to be an independent voice but is a rubberstamp for the Biden/Pelosi agenda that have caused record high inflation and soaring gas prices in Minnesota’s 2nd District.

 

Tyler Kistner is a native Minnesotan and proud gradate from the University of Minnesota.  Tyler married his high school sweetheart Marie shortly after graduating from college. Tyler than commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corp.

Tyler served on active duty for the next nine years, mostly in the elite Marine Special Operations Forces unit known as the Marine Raiders. Tyler quickly rose to command and by the time he retired he had command and control of Special Operations programs totaling over $100 million in budget and assets.

Tyler and Marie now call Prior Lake home where they are raising their daughter Elodie and son Gabriel.

 

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In the 117th Congress, Craig has voted with Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden 100% of the time. When she was running for Congress in 2017, Craig claimed that if you go to Washington and agree with your own party 95 – 98% of the time, “you are the wrong member of Congress for the 2nd Congressional District:”

• As of October 2021, in the 117th Congress, Craig has voted with Nancy Pelosi 100% of the time.

• As of October 2021, in the 117th Congress, Craig has voted with President Biden 100% of the time.

• As of October 2021, in the 117th Congress, Craig has voted against the Democratic party 3.9% of the time, meaning she has voted with her party 96.1% of the time.

• When she was running for Congress in 2017, Craig claimed that if you have to go to Washington and agree with your own party 95 – 98% of the time, “you are the wrong member of Congress for the 2nd Congressional District.”

• Craig voted for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House in 2019 and 2021.

Angie Craig has taken $56,000 from Nancy Pelosi and her LPAC over the course of her political career.

AOC and the Squad

• As of October 2021, in the 117th Congress, Craig has voted with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 93% of the time.

• In the 117th Congress, Craig has voted with Ilhan Omar 92% of the time.

Defunding the Police

• In 2021, Craig traveled to Los Angeles to fundraise with a liberal group that has repeatedly backed calls to defund police.

• In a September 2021 Energy and Commerce Committee markup, Craig said she was “sick and tired” of Republicans attacking Democrats for trying to defund the police, claiming Congressional Democrats have not taken a “single action” to do so.

Craig participated in a Black Lives Matter Rally, and she is endorsed by and has taken money from organizations that want to defund the police, such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL

Angie Craig co-sponsored and voted for H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, legislation that would enact restrictions on policing practices, cost hundreds of millions of dollars each year, and eliminate protections for law enforcement.

• H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, would “establish reporting and oversight requirements” for policing data and “restrict the use of certain policing practices.”

• The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would also “eliminate ‘qualified immunity’ protections for law enforcement officers,” among other things

o H.R. 1280 would “cost local departments hundreds of millions of dollars in training, data collection and equipment costs.”

 

Outsourcing 

Under Angie Craig’s leadership, St. Jude Medical opened a manufacturing facility for its cardiac rhythm management division in the Bayan Lepas industrial zone of Penang, Malaysia

• In January 2009, Malaysian Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that St. Jude Medical had committed to investing $30 million in Penang and would begin construction of its facility that year, which would be fully operational by 2011.

• St. Jude Medical had attempted to set up a similar manufacturing plant in China, but it did not work out.

In March 2011, it was reported that St. Jude Medical opened its new manufacturing facility in the Bayan Lepas industrial zone, which employed about 150 people producing for St. Jude’s cardiac rhythm management division.

In 2010, Amnesty International released a report claiming that Malaysia had migrants who were forced into labor.

According to an Amnesty International Report from 2011, Nepalese people were trafficked for forced labor in Malaysia.

Layoffs in the U.S.

Pioneer Press Headline: “St. Jude Medical cutting 300 jobs in reorganization, 80 in Minnesota”

• In November 2012, it was reported that St. Jude Medical laid off another 500 people, 100 of which were in Minnesota, as it restructured to deal with slumping sales of its heart devices.

 

Voting to Destroy Minnesota’s Economy

On November 19, 2021, Angie Craig voted for H.R. 5378, the Build Back Better Act

o The National Federation of Independent Business determined that the Build Back Better Act would hit small businesses with “significant tax increases, inflexible mandates, and unaffordable penalties.”

• Build Back Better could lead to $530 billion in tax hikes on American workers and $470 billion in tax hikes on corporations.

• “The Democrats’ $1.75 trillion social spending bill would massively increase fines imposed on employers for occupational hazards. President Biden’s vaccine mandate will be enforced through social securities.”

• The Build Back Better Act would introduce a methane fee that could raise costs for consumers.

• A coalition of energy industries determined that “new fees or taxes on energy companies will raise costs for consumers,” specifically creating a burden for lower-income Americans.

The Build Back Better Act provides $3 billion in kickbacks for green energy special interest groups under the guise of environmental and climate justice

• “If passed into law, President Biden’s Build Back Better bill would create the largest mass-legalization program for undocumented immigrants in U.S. history.”

• In 2021, Craig said Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan was “probably one of the most fiscally responsible packages” ever considered by Congress.