Former state Sen. Tarryl Clark, a candidate for the DFL nomination in Northeastern Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, recently scored a big endorsement (former President Bill Clinton) and is now out with a new ad that shows Clinton praising her.
The footage is actually taken from 2010, when Clinton campaigned for Clark as a candidate against Michele Bachmann in the central Minnesota 6th District. As you probably know know, Clark switched districts this year in her second try for Congress. Here’s the ad:
Clark is running for the DFL nomination to take on freshman Repub Congressman Chip Cravaack. In the Aug. 14 primary, she will be up against Duluth Councilman Jeff Anderson and former Congressman Rick Nolan. Clark sought the DFL endorsement, then pulled out of the endorsement battle after it became clear that Nolan was going to be endorsed, which he was.
Nolan is also up with a new ad which, probably in reaction to the Clinton endorsement of Clark, emphasizes that he has the support of Minnesota’s top three DFL officeholders, Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken. Here’s that ad: