ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A candidate in Minnesota’s closely watched 8th congressional district race says she’ll take her campaign for the Democratic nomination directly to a summer primary.

Former state Sen. Tarryl Clark told supporters in a letter Thursday that she wouldn’t abide by a spring endorsing convention’s decision. That means Democrats won’t know until August who will challenge freshman Rep. Chip Cravaack in the northeastern Minnesota district.

Clark says “the stakes are too high” to let a small group of activists pick the nominee.

Clark, who moved to the area to run for the seat, faces former Rep. Rick Nolan and Duluth city council member Jeff Anderson on the Democratic side.

The fall race is sure to be competitive. Cravaack is the first Republican to represent the district in more than 60 years.

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Comments (14)
  1. Sue says:

    Does she never learn? She is an embarrassment for the DFL

    1. Jeff says:

      You mean like Michele Bachmann’s utter embarrassment to the GOP?

      1. dan says:

        Bachmann has won the election

    2. Elwood says:

      The current rep for that district is not even a fullr-time resident…..his family lives out east.

      1. dan says:

        What is your point? She is moving there soley to run for a seat. She couldnt make it in the Metro so she thinks a bunch of N MN residents will vote for her?

      2. Bruce says:

        As did Oberstar when he was in there for 100 years or so. I for one was never happier to see him go. Cravaak is really a breath of fresh air for the district.

  2. Stanley Peterson says:

    That’s all we need is another Dumbocrat (Clark) to spend more of our money. Spend and borrow,,,,,,,Ufta

  3. Tom says:

    Look at the Teapuke’s pounce…Clark has em pooping their depend’s!!!

    1. Peace says:

      Too funny! Poor Clark doesn’t stand a chance on the Range because she’s a woman. They’re raging liberals, but not progressive liberals, just give me your money liberals. I’m sure any male liberal will do, they just aren’t that bright up there.

  4. John says:

    Hey, where did the dark scary circles under her eyes go?

    That photo has been heavily air brushed.

    1. unstable woman says:

      @John That was her mascara running when she cried about the children.

  5. frozenrunner says:

    Don;t tell Carly Melin that they do not like women. If you don’t know who that it , then consider the lack of knowledge in your statement.

  6. KEVIN says:

    How many districts is this dumb blonde going to move to in order for someone to vote for her?

  7. Best3800 says:

    Taryl will kick his $ss the only reason she lost to bachmann was out of state money!

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