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(credit: Minnesota Senate)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Outside groups are spending significant amounts to sway voters for Democrats Tarryl Clark and Rick Nolan ahead of Tuesday’s primary in northeastern Minnesota.

The political arm of Washington-based Emily’s List reported sinking $85,000 into TV ads for Clark on Tuesday. Emily’s List helps women candidates who support abortion rights.

The group has spent nearly $170,000 on the race since late July, including mailings supporting Clark and opposing Nolan and Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack.

Nolan is getting help from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, which has spent $137,000 on TV ads and mail pieces since mid-July. Nolan is the party’s endorsed candidate.

The winner of the primary between Clark, Nolan and Jeff Anderson will challenge Cravaack in November.

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