Minnesota Foe Pokes Bachmann in Campaign Launch

Posted July 29, 2009 at 1:50pm

Tarryl Clark, a high-ranking Democrat in the Minnesota Senate, officially announced Wednesday that she will seek to challenge two-term Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in what could be one of the most hotly contested House races in 2010.

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Tarryl Clark

Clark, who also filed paperwork to confirm her plans, took the wraps off a 6th District campaign that she had been inching toward for weeks. And, in an e-mail to supporters, Clark took a few swipes at Bachmann, who has been highly quotable — and often acerbic — as an outspoken and highly partisan House conservative.

Wrote Clark: “For the past few years, the 6th District’s representation in Congress has been about missed opportunities.”  

“It’s time to deliver more than a sound bite,” she continued. “Representative Bachmann’s biggest accomplishments are creating controversy instead of creating good jobs, and working the talk-show circuit instead of helping working families.”