Angie Craig

MN-02

Last updated October 20th, 2022 at 8:51pm GMT.

Update 10/6:

On 10/5, 3rd party candidate Paula Overby suddenly passed away. This is the second time in consecutive election cycles that the 3rd party candidate in MN-02 has passed away just before the election. Early voting in Minnesota has already started and MN Secretary of State Steve Simon announced yesterday that the November ballot will remain unchanged barring any court order saying otherwise.

 

General Election: November 8th

Voter Registration: Up to Election Day

Early Voting: Starts September 23rd

Absentee Ballots by Mail: Starts Sending on September 23th

Absentee Request Deadline: November 7th

Absentee Return Deadline: Must be received by November 8th

   

Update 9/5:

Swing voters in MN02 are seeing in their mailboxes that while campaigning for Congress Angie Craig said, “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” but she has voted with Joe Biden 100% of the time including Biden’s disastrous economic policies that have triggered record inflation and made America less energy independent.

In mid-September, voters in the Minneapolis media market will learn about Tyler Kistner’s humble upbringing and service to our country that has led him to run for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.

         

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.

 

Update 10/20

KSTP/SurveyUSA poll: Craig, Kistner race in 2nd District looking like rerun

Update 10/14

Video: Craig can’t back up TV ads against Kistner on abortion

KSTP: “In one-and-done debate, 2nd District candidates draw sharp contrast”

Update 10/13

Video: Angie says “I will never stop standing up for Big Pharma and standing against my constituents!”

Update 10/12

Fox 9: Fact Check: ‘Lifelong Republican’ in Craig ad voted recently for Democrats, doesn’t live in new district. 

Update 10/2

Video: Tyler Kistner says inflation, not abortion key issue in 2nd Congressional District race.

Update 9/26

Angie Craig argues it’s okay to vote with Nancy Pelosi 100% of the time because Pelosi only votes on “big bills.”

Update 9/23

Audio: Angie Craig says that the “Inflation Reduction Act” is a “win-win-win legislation” and lies about her record on energy policy. 

Update 9/20

Video: Craig brags that the “Inflation Reduction Act” has the support of “a number of former IRS Commissioners” and will lower inflation. 

Video: Interviewer asks why Angie Craig is dodging debates.

 

Update 9/15

Video: TV ad attacking Kistner gets failing grade

 

 

Video: Craig has complained about the Republican Tax Reform plan as being the worst piece of legislation ever

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

Video: Craig has used her position in Congress to promote her wife’s Welcoming Schools program from the House floor

Video: In 2021, Craig said the U.S. Senate should “strongly consider eliminating the filibuster for civil rights and for voting rights.

Video: In 2019, a constituent told Craig it was “excruciatingly painful” to make an appointment with her.

Video: When asked about her membership in the CPC, Angie Craig claimed she is socially progressive.

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Videos

Craig says she doesn't always vote with her party........she does.

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Tracking

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98% of the time

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Angie and Omar

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Angie with Biden and Obama

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Angie Biden and Obama 2

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Current Cycle

09/23/2022

Blowing off Steam

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09/20/2022

No Offense

Kistner for Congress
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09/15/2022

Wrong Member of Congress

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09/13/2022

Take Away Rights

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09/07/2022

Paying the Price

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09/12/2022

In Our Hands

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09/07/2022

Fight Reckless Spending

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08/09/2022

Noah's Grandma

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08/29/2022

Relentless

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09/07/2022

Fight for You

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Previous Cycle

09/15/2020

Send the Marine

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10/07/2020

Her Words Not Mine

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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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Update 10/4

Axios: “Locked in tight race, Rep. Angie Craig walks back support for Biden’s loan forgiveness.”

Update 10/12

Washington Free Beacon: “The ‘Lifelong Republican’ Featured In Latest Angie Craig Ad Actually Votes As a Democrat”

Update 10/6

Newsweek: “Democrats at Risk of Losing Elections Oppose Biden for 2024 Race”

Breitbart: “Minnesota Democrat Angie Craig, Allies Smear GOP Opponent Marine Vet Tyler Kistner’s Military Service”

Update 9/28

Fox News: “Democrats in competitive House races flip-flop on criminal justice provisions they once championed”

Updates 9/26

Angie Craig argues it’s okay to vote with Nancy Pelosi 100% of the time because Pelosi only votes on “big bills.”

Angie Craig claims the disastrous Inflation Reduction Act is a “win-win-win” and lies about her record on domestic energy production. 

Updates 9/15

Dishonest

Angie Craig and House Majority Pac attacks on Kistner graded an F

Updates 9/13

Angie Craig and Joe Biden

Star Tribune: Report flags three Minnesota members of Congress for stock trading conflicts”

Fox News: “Top Democrats try to distance themselves from their party and Biden, but voting records tell a different story”

MinnPost: “Asked about Biden in 2024, Craig says ‘new leaders’ needed in D.C.”

Stock Act

New York Times: “These 97 Members of Congress Reported Trades in Companies Influenced by Their Committees”

 

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.

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’s top state staffer endorsed defund movement, promoted group that bails out violent criminals

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.

Additional

Craig doesn’t want Biden to run again in 2024, but votes with him 100%

Angie Craig has repeatedly used her position in Congress to promote a program run by her wife that trains elementary school teachers to start teaching gender identity to elementary school children. The group even encouraged students, as young as 4, to read books about gender transition.