State Sen. Tarryl Clark officially kicked off her campaign to unseat Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in the 6th Congressional District today, although Clark first has to secure the DFL endorsement against a well-funded and well-liked Dr. Maureen Reed.
Clark’s been unofficially running for months, raising $600,000 in the last 22 weeks of 2009, versus Reed’s $575,000 for the year. But today’s obligatory formal announcement at the Capitol starts a more intense round of campaigning.
Of course, Bachmann will have no trouble raising money with her high national profile in conservative circles.
Clark now will embark on a six-day tour of the district, with stops in Anoka, Buffalo, Elk River, Ham Lake, Oak Park Heights, St. Cloud, St. Joseph, Stillwater and Woodbury.