Two Democrats running in a northeastern Minnesota primary are lagging in the money chase. Former Rep. Rick Nolan had $93,000 as July began, while former Duluth City Councilor Jeff Anderson had $18,000. That compares with $259,000 for former state Sen. Tarryl Clark.
The state DFL party has endorsed former congressman Rick Nolan to oppose Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in the state's 8th Congressional District. But DFLer Tarryl Clark says she'll take her campaign to the primary.
Representative Chip Cravaack unseated 36-year Democratic incumbent Jim Oberstar last year in northeastern Minnesota. Now the conservative Republican is considered the state's most vulnerable member of Congress and a national target in 2012. Democrats are lining up to run against him.