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Tarryl Clark taking campaign to unseat Rep. Chip Cravacck to the primary

The former state Senator faces former Rep. Rick Nolan and Duluth City Councilman Jeff Anderson for the Democratic nomination in August. MPR reports Clark came in third among the candidates in a straw poll on caucus night.
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The former state Senator faces former Rep. Rick Nolan and Duluth City Councilman Jeff Anderson for the Democratic nomination in August. MPR reports Clark came in third among the candidates in a straw poll on caucus night.

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