Clark files as third DFLer in 8th District race

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Former state Senator Tarryl Clark filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office today to run for Congress in Minnesota’s 8th District.

Clark is one of three DFL candidates who want the chance to challenge first-term Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack. The other DFL candidates are Rick Nolan, who won the party endorsement, and Jeff Anderson. The primary election is Aug. 14.

Clark said her strategy is to reach out to as many voters as possible, including Republicans and independents. She said she’s been attending about up to 10 events per week day.

“We need a little more common sense in Washington, and being connected to the people, I think, is going to make a real difference,” Clark said.

As a state legislator, Clark represented St. Cloud. Her husband still practices law there. But Clark said her residence is now in Duluth.

  • John O.

    One word: carpetbagger.

  • Laura Swanson

    Way to go Tarryl! There are so many people behind you! Our family loves your commitment to helping Minnesota move forward for the betterment of all. Keep fighting the good fight!