DFL activists in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District are backing state Sen. Tarryl Clark for Congress. Clark was endorsed on the first ballot over Maureen Reed.
The endorsement means Clark will have the support of the party infrastructure but she’ll still have a fight for the DFL nomination. Reed has said she’ll run in the August primary regardless of the outcome of the convention.
Clark has been telling delegates that her work as a state Senator from St. Cloud makes her best suited to defeat Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Reed says she’s best suited because she can attract independent minded voters.
Bachmann could be difficult to beat in November since it’s a Republican leaning district and she raised $1.5 million dollars through the end of last year.
You can read the DFL Party’s news release on the endorsement here.