Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig was re-elected in 2020 in one of the five closest congressional races of the cycle. Since then, she has remained a top Republican target.
First elected in 2018, Angie is the first openly LGBTQ mother – and recently became the first openly LGBTQ grandmother – ever elected to Congress. She is also the first openly LGBTQ person elected to Congress from Minnesota.
Angie was raised by a single mom and grew up in a mobile home park. She watched her mom work hard and complete her teaching degree over nine years while raising three kids with the help of her grandmother — who herself worked in a union shoe factory well into her 70s. Like Angie’s mom, she worked two jobs and took out a little in student loans to put herself through state college. Angie started her career as a newspaper reporter and worked her way up over 20 years in business to lead a workforce of 16,000 for a major Minnesota manufacturer. Today, Angie and her wife, Cheryl, are moms to four amazing young men.
During her time in Congress, Angie has prioritized listening to the concerns of the citizens she represents and working across the aisle to create stronger communities and an economy that works for every Minnesotan. She has fought to make healthcare more affordable for Minnesota families by authoring and passing the State Health Care Premium Reduction Act to lower the cost of health insurance in the individual marketplace. She helped introduce legislation that would empower Medicare to negotiate drug prices and cap out of pocket costs for folks on Medicare Part D. In addition, Angie has worked across the aisle to expand access to mental health care and telehealth services, particularly for rural communities.