Minnesota voters will set the stage for an array of political races when they cast their ballot on Tuesday. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie told the Red Wing Republican Eagle that primary turnout will be low, despite the closely watched primaries in the 1st and 8th Congressional Districts.
Minnesota District 8 DFL primary candidate Jeff Anderson has issued an interesting challenge to his opponents Rick Nolan and Tarryl Clark: he asked them to go to the political comedy "The Campaign" with him Friday night in Duluth. In the film, Will Ferrell stars as a clueless incumbent who faces a clueless challenger (Zach Galifianakis) for a congressional seat.
The three DFL candidates running for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District debated in Duluth Tuesday often found themselves agreeing on the same policy issues, so they tried to differentiate themselves based on style and experience instead. Tarryl Clark, Rick Nolan and Jeff Anderson will find out next Tuesday who the voters want to take on Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack.
The race to become the DFL challenger who will try to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack this fall is proving to be costly for the parties involved. Campaign finance reports show Sen. Tarryl Clark has already spent more than three times the total she raised in the first 25 days in July, and Congressman Rick Nolan and former Duluth City Council Member Jeff Anderson have also spent more cash than they've taken in.
Democrat Tarryl Clark is one of three DFL candidates looking to unseat GOP Congressman Chip Cravaack in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District this fall. Former President Clinton wrote in a statement, "Tarryl's focus for almost 25 years has been improving Minnesota. I am confident she will bring the common sense solutions we need to Washington." Clark faces former Rep. Rick Nolan and former Duluth City Councilor Jeff Anderson in the Aug. 14 primary. Nolan is the DFL endorsed candidate.
Several Minnesota politicians released their campaign finance reports Friday, including U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who has $5.5 million cash on hand for her re-election bid this November.
Former 8th District Congressman Jim Oberstar formally endorsed Rick Nolan Monday to unseat first-term GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack this fall. Nolan, the DFL-endorsed candidate, faces a primary in August against former state Sen. Tarryl Clark and former Duluth City Council President Jeff Anderson.
Clark is one of three Democrats seeking the nomination to unseat the first-term Republican Congressman. Her campaign now has nearly $420,000. Meanwhile, incumbent Republican Rep. John Kline has more than $1 million for his re-election bid while Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson has more than $750,000 on hand. Candidates who have not yet filed their fundraising reports for the first quarter have until Sunday.
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.
The talk show host's remarks about a law school student are helping to raise money on the campaign trail -- mainly for female Democrats. Tarryl Clark's campaign manager says a recent appeal rejecting Limbaugh's apology brought a faster-than-usual response from donors. Clark is among three Democrats vying to challenge Congressman Chip Cravaack.