'Minnesota Nice'? Democrat Rep. Jim Oberstar Blasts Tea Party Critics in Debate

In Minnesota, home to liberal political legends Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale and Paul Wellstone, Democratic veterans like Rep. Jim Oberstar aren't often daunted by challenges from Republican opponents. Oberstar, whose 18-terms in the U.S. House make him the state's most senior member of Congress, has never received less than 59 percent of the vote. He won the 8th congressional district by 36 points over his Republican opponent in 2008 and 30 points in 2006. But in an election year roiled...Full Story
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