Former DFL state Sen. Tarryl Clark, who retired from the Minnesota Senate to make an unsuccessful run for Congress in 2010, will join the BlueGreen Alliance. Clark, who lost her congressional bid to GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, will spearhead a national campaign aimed at creating jobs. Clark is joining former Michigan Rep. Mark Schauer to discuss ways to create a “clean energy” technology that will promote jobs in the U.S. The BlueGreen Alliance is a group of union members and environmentalists.
The campaign will occur in nine states: Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and California.
Clark’s decision to join the campaign shows that she’s serious about keeping her name out there for another run for Congress. She hasn’t been shy about sending out fundraising e-mails to her supporters and has said she’s keeping her options open about making another run for Congress. She has suggested she could challenge Bachmann or GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack. It could depend on how the new congressional maps are drawn. Clark lives in St. Cloud.