Outside Groups Spend on Dem Primary in Minn.'s 8th
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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