Friday, March 9, 2012

Clark Will Run in the Primary

Former State Senator Terryl Clark says she will take her campaign for 8th District Congress into the DFL Primary.  Clark says she will let the people decide who will be the DFL nominee in the election this year.

Clark says she is taking a page from other DFLers, from Congressman Jim Oberstar to Governors Rudy Perpich and Mark Dayton, to seek the party‚Äôs nomination in the DFL primary.

Clark is looking to unseat freshman Republican Chip Cravaack who defeated Oberstar two years ago, becoming the first Republican to capture the seat in 60 years.

DFL Chair Ken Martin was not pleased with Clark's decision.  He said he was disappointed to hear that she will not be abiding by the DFL endorsement.   Martin says, as a former associate chair of the State DFL Party, Tarryl Clark knows the importance of the endorsement process. By forcing a primary election, we risk wasting valuable DFL resources and drawing the focus away from the real goal of defeating Chip Cravaack.

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