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  •  So, does this mean .... (1+ / 0-)
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    James Allen

    .... The end of Tarryl Clark's political career?  It seemed so promising when she first signed on to challenge Crazy Michelle, but now she seems to run the risk of being that politician who runs for everything.

    •  She SHOULD (5+ / 0-)

      Have run for her old seat against Pederson. She would have been at least even money against the freshman. And she could have raised her profile back in the senate, and made a statewide run in 2014 or 2018, where i am sure at least one of Otto/Swanson/Ritchie/Dayton/Prettner-Solon will hang it up. She really really screwed up by running for MN-8, and it may well end her political career.

      •  Well, that's unfortunate (1+ / 0-)
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        Mark27

        She seems like a bright, young candidate who has a whole lot of potential, but really over-reached and made a bad decision here.

      •  Totally Agree (0+ / 0-)

        Clark was a rising star in state politics and ran a very credible campaign against Bachmann. I understand its tough to go back but she was effective on the state level.

        The move into MN-08 obviously made no sense in hindsight. As I said before, I think the issue was overblown but it certainly didn't help her at all and had risk.

        Now she's stuck. She gambled and lost and now is probably destined for lobbying or getting out of politics all together.

      •  Well... (2+ / 0-)
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        OGGoldy, WisJohn

        She could run a write in campaign for Kerry Gauthier's seat that he will be resigning from shortly.

        •  As he rightfully should (2+ / 0-)
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          WisJohn, James Allen

          Gay or straight, it doesn't matter. If you're caught banging an underage prostitute at a truck stop, you need to step down.

          Interestingly, I do believe that one Jeff Anderson lives in Gauthier's district. I think he should run for it. It would be a nice consolation prize for him.

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