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Cravaack enlists Sen. Rod Grams as interim chief of staff

The week after edging out Minnesota's longest-serving Congressperson in state history, Congressman-elect Chip Cravaack has named Senator Rod Grams as his interim chief of staff.

"Senator Grams brings a wealth of knowledge expertise on Washington D.C. and the 8th District to our team," Cravaack said. "His previous experience serving the state of Minnesota will be invaluable as we prepare to hit the ground running on behalf of all the residents of our district."

Senator Rod Grams was elected to Congress in 1992 and then to the Senate in 1994.

Cravaack also announced that campaign consultant Tony Post will oversee the transition. Campaign communications director Kyler Nerison will continue in that position during the transition.