8th Dist. Candidates Take Personal Approach to Campaign Strategy

By KBJR News 1

July 30, 2012 Updated Jul 30, 2012 at 6:03 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - With just two weeks to go until Minnesota's 8th district Democratic Primary election, candidates are taking a more personal approach with their campaign strategies.

DFL endorsed Rick Nolan was in Duluth on Sunday to speak with citizens and several community leaders about his political goals if he were to be elected.

Candidate Tarryl Clark, who was recently endorsed by former President, Bill Clinton, says she has been attending upwards of 10 events daily, while reaching out to 10,000 voters a week, via phone.

Candidate Jeff Anderson says he has attended 20 parades in the past month alone, and has been going door to door on a daily basis.

However, while Nolan and Clark both claim that major endorsements have helped spread their individual messages, Anderson claims that it's endorsements from citizens that will make the difference.

"They help you raise money, they help you get their volunteers out to work for you, and vote for you, and they give you standing that you, otherwise, simply wouldn't have," said Nolan.

"President Clinton's endorsement is a very big deal because no one has done more to help really shore up the middle class, and create good jobs locally," said Clark.

"In regard to Tarryl Clark's endorsement by Bill Clinton, I'd rather have the endorsement of Wynona Clinton, in Eveleth, than Bill Clinton, of New York, because that comes with a vote," said Anderson.

The Democratic Primary elections will be held on August 14th.