Friday, July 23, 2010

Ten Buck Friday Blogs Send Their Bucks to Chip Cravaack Week 5

RightKlik announced at Midnight EDT that Chip Cravaack, running for the U.S. House seat for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, receives Ten Buck Friday donations with 31% of the vote for Week 5. District 8 is in the northeastern part of the state, and includes Brainerd, Duluth, and Grand Rapids, and International Falls. See a video below.

Chip Cravaack

The idea of Ten Buck Fridays is for participating bloggers and any reader wanting to join in, contribute $10, less if you need to, more if you possibly can to the winner of the Ten Buck Friday poll each week. The donations are made by the donor directly to the candidate, at the candidate's website. Ten Buck Friday Blogger do not collect donations. In theory, this week a donation of $10 from every voter would send a nice money bomb to Mr. Cravaack of about $26,500.00.  This post is the original explanation of the goals of Ten Buck Fridays.

This week's winner, Chip Cravaack is a retired Navy Captain who served as a pilot, and a retired pilot from Northwest Airlines. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Masters Degree in Education from University of West Florida:
In his Navy career, Captain Cravaack has been honored with several awards and citations, including a Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, and a Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation. Captain Cravaack proudly wears Naval Aviator Wings, Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist Wings, and Air Assault Badge as well as being a designated Navy Master Training Specialist.  
Chip’s wife, Traci, holds an MBA from The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and his two sons Nick (8) and Grant (6) attend public school in the Chisago Lakes School District in Chisago City, Minnesota. 

Chip Cravaack and Family

Cravaack's opponent is long-time Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar. Oberstar ascended to the U.S. House of Representatives in January 1975 - that's 35 years in Congress! He is 75 years old. You can access his voting record here.

Chip received the endorsement of the Minnesota Republican Party on the first ballot with 68% of the vote. WDSM interviewed him. He talks about his life as a Navy pilot and his aspiration to be a statesman. Listen to the audio here.

Ten Buck Friday Week 5 Winner
Chip Cravaack
Donate @ Chip Cravaack for Congress

When you make your donation, please look for a place on the donation form to write in Donation made with Ten Buck Friday Bloggers, or something similar. . Readers are welcome to join us. No identification is needed, but please note that you are donating with us. See the example below

Thank you for helping us unseat Rep. Jim Oberstar, an 18-term congressman.

Chip Cravaack for Congress (video)

Ten Buck Friday Bloggers

  1. The Other McCain
  2. Stop the ACLU 
  3. Proof Positive 
  4. just a conservative girl 
  5. JBlog Central 
  6. Maggie's Notebook 
  7. Polemicon
  8. The Conservative Lady 
  9. Right Truth 
  10. The Camp of The Saints 
  11. AmericanNation 
  12. GeeeeeZ!
  13. Randy's Roundtable 
  14. Left Coast Rebel
  15. Mind Numbed Robot
  16. Hack Wilson
  17. The War Planner
  18. Libertarian Advocate 
  19. Lady Cincinnatus
  20. RightKlik 
  21. Conscientiously Conservative - the birth mother of Ten Buck Fridays!
  22. Old Line Elephant
  23. Spartanburg Tea Party
  24. Anthropocon
  25. MerrieMarie
  26. Conservative Scalawag
  27. 20/10 Blog
  28. Fuzzy Logic
  29. Before it's News
  30. Action for Liberty
  31. Adrienne's Corner
  32. Reaganite Republican
  33. Lonely Conservative
  34. Michigan Blogger
  35. Nice Deb
  36. Pirate's Cove
  37. That's Right
  38. Potluck
  39. Rightosphere
  40. Caught Him With a Corndog
  41. The Resistance
  42. IOwntheWorld.com
  43. Gulag Blog
  44. MoreMonmouthMusings
  45. Right, Wing-Nut!
  46. World Daily News
  47. Lilac Sunday
  48. At The Point Of A Gun
  49. WyBlog
  50. Red Virginia Conservative Railroad
  51. Thirteen Stars
  52. America! Oh How We'll Miss You!
  53. Salisbury News
  54. Liberty at Stake
  55. No Sheeples Here
  56. Wizbang
  57. Auldarrow's Blog
  58. Letters from Glome
  59. Allied Liberty News
  60. Obi's Sister
  61. Ruby Slippers
  62. EIB Enthusiasts
  63. Being an American Mom
  64. Conservative Hideout 2.0
  65. The Save Jersey Blog

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