President Bill Clinton coming to Blaine Sunday to stump for Tarryl Clark

DFLer Tarryl Clark is getting support from a political heavyweight– former President Bill Clinton will join her at a Vikings tailgate party in Blaine on Sunday.

Clark’s camp says:

A tailgate party will begin at 7:00 PM and the game begins at 7:30 PM. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken will join Tarryl Clark and supporters to watch the Vikings-Packers football game live on the big screen as well.

Event details:

Vikings-Packers watch party and rally

Featuring President Bill Clinton

Teamsters Local 120 Hall

9422 Ulysses Street NE

Blaine, MN 55434

The press release doesn’t say what time Clinton will arrive.

Clinton was in Minneapolis last month for a Clark fundraiser. At the time, he took aim at Clark’s Republican opponent, U.S. House Rep. Michele Bachmann. According to Salon.com, he said the following.

“Your opponent,” he told Clark, “is the ultimate example of putting ideology over evidence.”

“I respect people with a conservative philosophy,” he continued. “This country has been well-served by having two broad traditions within which people can operate. If you have a philosophy, it means you’re generally inclined one way or the other but you’re open to evidence. If you have an ideology, it means everything is determined by dogma and you’re impervious to evidence. Evidence is irrelevant.

“That’s how I see Rep. Bachmann. She’s very attractive in saying all these things she says, but it’s pretty stupid.”

The Minnesota Independent says Bachmann lashed out against that characterization:

“Bill Clinton was in campaigning against me this week,” she told conservative radio host Mark Levin. “This is a major effort. I’ve always been about the number one target for Nancy Pelosi to defeat.”

“Emily’s List has made me their number one target, the League of Conservation Voters has made me their number one target,” she said. “But this is almost bizarre what the former President of the United States has said.”

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