Jim Oberstar didn’t just bring bike trails to northern Minnesota.
Proof of that is in a tribute being run in the National Journal, with entries posted by a number of influential transportation policy makers and lobbyists from around the nation (including the Teamsters’ James Hoffa).
For a bit of national sweep on the outgoing House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman from Minnesota, click here.
Oberstar, an 18-term Iron Range Democrat, was narrowly defeated by GOP newbie Chip Cravaack, who is starting his first full day of freshman orientation in Washington today.
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