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Chip Cravaack

Office Held:
US House, MN
Office Sought:
US House, MN
CRAVAACK, Chip, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., December 29, 1959; graduated from St. Xavier High School, Finneytown, Ohio, 1977; B.S., United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 1981; M.Ed., University of West Florida, Pensacola, Fla., 1989; United States Navy, 1981-1990; United States Navy Reserve, 1990-2005; pilot; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress (January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.

Source: Bioguide

Campaign Finance

$2,344,104 Received

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through candidate's December 31, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview of how much the candidate raised and spent, and who contributed it
    Total Raised:
    $2,344,104 #85 of 721 House candidates
    Total Spent:
    $2,373,884 #82 of 721 House candidates
    Cash on Hand:
    $29,796 #367 of 721 House candidates
  • Contributions Over Time

    reflects only contributions over $200, as smaller contributions are not individually reported. For some candidates a significant portion of their fundraising may not be captured by this chart.
  • Independent Expenditures

    outside groups that spent money supporting or opposing the candidate
    Committee Name Support/Oppose Total Spending
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte
    House Majority PAC
    American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees
    Service Employees International Union
    Friends Of Democracy
    Service Employees International Union Pea-Federal
    Working Assets Long Distance
    Lunch Pail Republicans Independent Expenditure Only Committee
    Republican Party of Minnesota
    American Action Network
note: data comes from latest FEC filings and has not been cleaned or standardized. See section below for standardized data.

Donor Information

federal data covers roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    87% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
  • In State vs. Out of State

    contributions from individuals, in dollars
  • Top Contributors

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    Organizations' PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from an organization’s employees, their family members and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Chip Cravaack Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time