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Eighth District air waves

Posted by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger under Morning Hot Dish newsletter, 8th District, Minnesota campaigns, National campaigns, Political ads, Democrats Updated: August 9, 2012 - 9:44 AM

From the Star Tribune's  Morning Hot Dish newsletter:

The low-turnout, high-stakes primary race in Minnesota’s northern Eighth Congressional District is capturing the big bucks from outside groups.

According to filings with the Federal Election Commission, the Minnesota DFL spent $135,000 in July to create and air an ad promoting their endorsee Rick Nolan, and Women Vote!, an arm of female candidate funders EMILY’s List, spent about $80,000 to make and air a spot supporting their pick, Tarryl Clark.

Jeff Anderson, filling out the trio of DFL candidates, does not have big outside groups supporting him but is spending campaign cash to run television ads. Anderson's campaign released its second ad Thursday night.

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