Clark to run against Cravaack in 8th District

Former Democratic state senator Tarryl Clark is planning another run for Congress – but this time from another district.

Clark announced Sunday she is running in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. She says Minnesota deserves a voice in Congress that will “stand up for ordinary families who have been left behind.”

Clark tells the Duluth News Tribune ( that she and her husband bought a condo in Duluth and she plans to file papers to run against Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack (kruh-VAK’) next year.

Clark ran against Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in what became the most expensive U.S. House race in 2010. She lost but got about 40% of the vote in the 6th District.

Cravaack is in his first term after defeating 18-term incumbent Jim Oberstar in November.

Information from: Duluth News Tribune,