After the latest fundraising reports showed their endorsed candidate trailing a challenger in fundraising, the DFL state party is stepping in with a TV ad in the 8th Congressional District.
The Minnesota DFL today released this ad in support of party-endorsed candidate Rick Nolan.
It focuses on Nolan’s previous experience as a member of Congress and his roots in the 8th. The party expects to spend $100,000 to run the ad on Duluth broadcast and cable channels between now and the Aug. 14 primary, but a DFL spokeswoman cautioned that the amount could change.
Though Nolan has won his party’s endorsement, he’s still locked in a primary battle with Tarryl Clark and Jeff Anderson, two other Democrats vying to take on Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack this fall. And Clark raised nearly twice as much money as Nolan in the second quarter of the year.
In a press release announcing the ad, DFL party chair Ken Martin said it’s time for the district’s Democrats to unite around one candidate.
“With the general election less than four months away, it’s more important than ever that we unify behind the candidate who is ready to send Chip Cravaack packing and get to work creating jobs and helping rebuild the economy in Northern Minnesota,” Martin said. “That candidate is Rick Nolan, and we are proud to stand by him in this race.”