National Dems target Bachmann’s district as pickup opportunity

WASHINGTON — National Democrats, believing they have a pickup opportunity in Minnesota’s 6th District, have added Tarryl Clark to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Red-to-Blue list.

Clark, the DFL-endorsed challenger to Rep. Michele Bachmann, is one of 11 candidates who will be added to the list today. The DCCC’s Red-to-Blue program functions as a who’s who list of candidates the DCCC thinks have the organization and fundraising prowess to win a Republican-held or open seat.

Clark is the only Minnesotan on that list.

CQ Politics and the Cook Political Report both rate MN-06 as a “Likely Republican” hold, while Rothenberg Political Report has it as a “safe” seat. For both CQ and Cook, Minnesota’s 6th is the only Republican-held seat on their radar in the Gopher State.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Brian Simon on 06/14/2010 - 09:27 am.

    Am I the only guy that thinks focusing on Bachmann is a waste of resources, particularly when compared to taking on a freshman like Paulsen who’s far more conservative than his district?

  2. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 06/14/2010 - 09:43 am.

    Shhh. Ik-snay on the Ast-Way.

    I think the Democrat party has done a great job identifying an extremely vulnerable GOP candidate, and I hope they encourage the scary smart, reality based community to pour buckets, no, dump truck loads, of cash into Terryl Clark’s campaign.

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