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Clark hits Nolan in last pre-primary ad

Tarryl Clark’s final campaign ad before next Tuesday’s 8th District primary takes aim at DFL-endorsed candidate Rick Nolan and his time running the Minnesota World Trade Center. 

The spot, airing on Duluth television stations in an ad buy characterized by her campaign as significant, claims, “Nolan had a chance to create middle class jobs” but instead took “lavish” overseas trips and received one of the highest taxpayer-funded salaries in the state during his time with the WTC.

The ad ends with a clip from a 2010 speech former president Bill Clinton gave on Clark’s behalf.

Nolan lead the WTC in the late 1980s and early 1990s His campaign calls the ad “false and misleading,” and he’s holding an afternoon press conference to respond to it.

Meanwhile, the DFL Party has invested $135,000 in pro-Nolan spots during the last week. The third candidate in the race, Jeff Anderson, is up with a biographical spot as well.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by rolf westgard on 08/09/2012 - 02:03 pm.

    Influence of TV money?

    It’s the experienced 8th District resident versus the outside funded transplant.

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