In the last days before Tuesday’s election, radio celebrity Garrison Keillor is again urging support for DFLer Tarryl Clark in her challenge of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.
In September, Keillor sent an email to Clark supporters noting that the 6th District is the home of his fictional Lake Wobegon, and saying that Bachmann’s presence in Congress is “embarrassing to me and a great many Minnesotans.”
Today’s email notes that Bachmann “is not a witch” [referring to Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell] and laments that the incumbent “holds the “All False / Pants-on-Fire” record from the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking organization PolitiFact.”
“I ask you: Why does an incumbent need to spend $8.6 million for a re-election campaign in one district? In Minnesota!”
Of course, Clark has raised a ton of money, too: $4.2 million.
Besides attacking Bachmann, Keillor has some nice words about Clark:
“Tarryl Clark is a smart, well-spoken state Senator who puts the common good of Minnesotans ahead of political ideology. She has done the hard work of balancing budgets, creating jobs and investing in education. She’s held taxes down for middle class people. She is salt of the earth and speaks honestly about the challenges we face.”