Aug 9, 2012 at 7:32 am
ST. PAUL, MN (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 D.C.-based Emily's List reported sinking more than $100,000 into TV ads and mail pieces for Clark on Tuesday and Wednesday. Emily's List helps women candidates who support abortion rights.
The group has spent more than $185,000 on the 8th District 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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