DFL Congressional Race Goes Negative

Two of the three Minnesota Democrats vying to replace Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack took aim at each other on Thursday as Tarryl Clark released a negative ad aimed at DFL endorsed candidate Rick Nolan.

8th CD DFL candidates Tarryl Clark, Jeff Anderson and Rick Nolan

DFL Candidates Vie To Replace Vulnerable MN GOP Congressman

Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District race is already rated a toss up by the Cook Report, even though Democrats have not picked which candidate is going to face first-term Republican Chip Cravaack. That process of endorsing a candidate begins this Tuesday at Minnesota’s precinct caucuses. So with less than a few days to make their decision, it’s no wonder that 75 people recently fought their way through a snowstorm in Northeastern Minnesota to hear three of the Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) candidates who would like to replace Representative Cravaack. Former Congressman Rick Nolan, Duluth City Council member Jeff Anderson, and former state Senator Tarryl Clark answered questions. Kristin Larsen, chair of the St.

Bachmann, Clark Spar on MPR

Today on Minnesota Public Radio’s “Midday” program, Minnesota 6th Congressional District hopefuls Michele Bachmann, Tarryl Clark and Bob Anderson sparred in an animated debate with the election just five days away.

Today’s UpTake – Wed Aug 4, 2010

A quick summary of what you need to know about politics today. Minnesota Governor’s race
The big event is the Farmfest debate which features a rare appearance by Republican Tom Emmer.  Emmer has been absent at most of the inter-party debates so far this campaign season.  Video of the debate from a farm field near Redwood Falls will be live streamed on The UpTake as long as the internet connection cooperates. Continue reading and get the latest on endorsements, Congressional races and campaign finance issues. DFL endorsed candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher added another newspaper endorsement to her list today.  On the heels of her Star Tribune and ECM newspaper endorsement comes one from the University of Minnesota student run newspaper The Minnesota Daily.  The endorsement says “The Editorial Board interviewed every candidate and we think Kelliher has the smartest approach to filling the $6 billion budget gap.” The Daily also likes Matt Entenza’s policies saying they don’t differ much from Kelliher.  However, the paper says Entenza’s campaign conduct does. “The decision to select former Fox 9 news anchor Robyne Robinson — who has no political experience — as his lieutenant governor contrasts sharply with Kelliher’s pick of John Gunyou, a former finance commissioner.

Clark On Bachmann Skipping Debate

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DFL endorsed candidate for Congress Tarryl Clark is questioning her opponent Representative Michele Bachmann’s priorities. Both Bachmann and Clark were scheduled to appear at today’s Farmfest debate near Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Bachmann did not show up. Clark says Bachmann has been “campaigning by Skype” in other states, but somehow can’t find the time for keeping her promises in Minnesota.

Clark:Michele Bachmann not fighting for Minnesotans

Click to Play Minnesota State Senator Tarryl Clark (DFL) was one of the speakers preceding Al Franken in the closing program for Netroots Nation. Clark is running against Republican Michele Bachmann for Minnesotas U.S. Representative, Sixth District. Clark encouraged activism through door knocking and online, saying that small active donors can outperform large donors.

Netroots Nation 3rd Day Highlights from TheUptake

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TheUptake collected interviews from Al Franken, Tarryl Clark, Candidate for 6th CD House Seat, Rick Staggenborg, US Senate Candidate, OR, and comedian Mathew Flipowicz plus President Obama’s address to Netroots Nation.

Clark:Return Minnesota’s Sixth District to its Base

Click to Play The race for Minnesotas Sixth Congressional District office, held by Michele Bachmann, has gathered nationwide interest. Bachmann’s opponent, Democrat Tarryl Clark wants to return the district to its Minnesota roots. Speaking at Netroots, she told us that Bachmanns pursuit of her own agenda hasnt helped create jobs. That people in the Sixth District are fearful, but not about Tea Party issues: theyre fearful of losing their jobs, not being able to afford college for their kids, not having effective infrastructure for transportation.