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Two Democrats go to Washington to learn how to beat Cravaack

Tarryl Clark and Jeff Anderson were in Washington, D.C., this week getting candidate training lessons from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Each would like to unseat U.S. Rep.

Tarryl Clark and Jeff Anderson were in Washington, D.C., this week getting candidate training lessons from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Each would like to unseat U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack, and the DCCC would dearly love either of them to do it.

The Star Tribune says Clark, the former state legislator who tried unsuccessfully to beat Congresswoman Michele Bachmann last year, and Anderson, a member of the Duluth City Council, were among 40 potential candidates getting some tips on running.

Both Clark and Anderson have talked about running against Cravaack, who upset longtime Democratic House Member Jim Oberstar last November.

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But it’s unclear whether either of them will even be in the same district with Cravaack; state Republicans revealed a proposed redistricting map last week that moves Duluth out of Cravaack’s district. But many changes are likely before a redistricting map is finally approved.