United Steelworkers District 11 announced today that it is backing Democrat Tarryl Clark’s campaign for Congress.
“Tarryl Clark is the strongest candidate in this race to beat Chip Cravaack,” said USW District 11 director Bob Bratulich. “Tarryl’s years of service and commitment to the priorities of Minnestota families will guarantee that when she gets to Washington she will make sure we are no long focusing on tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, but making sure that we are putting people back to work.”
Clark has a close relationship with the USW. She serves as co-chair of the BlueGreen Alliance’s Jobs 21! group. The BlueGreen Alliance is a coalition of groups that includes the Steel Workers, the Sierra Club, SEIU and others.
Clark, a former member of the Minnesota Senate, is running for Congress in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District – which includes North Branch, Duluth and the Iron Range. Former Rep. Rick Nolan, Duluth City Council member Jeff Anderson and Daniel Fanning are also seeking the DFL nomination.
GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack is running for re-election. He’s serving his first-term after defeating DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar in 2010.