State Sen. Tarryl Clark went to Pittsburgh over the weekend to seek support from liberal national bloggers in her quest to defeat Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th District.
The Capitol-Hill publication Roll Call says that even though her election will be held 1,000 miles away, and there likely wasn’t a 6th District voter in the room, DFLer Clark figures she needs a national base to contend with Bachmann, a darling of the very right.
“I think it’s important if we’re going to win this, we’re able to play on the even playing field,” Clark said. “And the net roots can help do that.”
Said Roll Call:
Fortunately for Clark, Bachmann is a popular villain among the Netroots Nation because of her well-publicized controversial comments on cable news shows. Clark was one of almost a dozen candidates who attended the annual convention’s “meet the candidates” pub quiz night in an effort to nationalize their campaigns for Congress.