ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An autism advocate is accusing Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack (kruh-VAK') of revealing his son's autism to get sympathy as he faces questions about his Minnesota ties.
Wayne Rohde (ROH'-dee) of the Minnesota Autism Advocacy Coalition said Monday that Cravaack is trying to deflect questions about his residency. Rohde says Cravaack has done little in Washington on issues of autism.
Rohde says he's a Republican.
Cravaack said last week that his family moved to New Hampshire so his autistic son would have more time with his mother.
Democratic challenger Rick Nolan is running a TV ad claiming Cravaack doesn't live in Minnesota anymore. Cravaack does have a residence in North Branch.
Campaign adviser Ben Golnik says Cravaack was just being honest in disclosing how his son's autism affected the family's move.