Skip to content

Minnesota: Franken Throws His Support Behind Clark

Freshman Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has lined up behind state Sen. Tarryl Clark (D) in the Democratic primary to take on Rep. Michele Bachmann (R).

In an e-mail to supporters Wednesday, Franken wrote that Clark “delivered for her district as a State Senator, and she’ll do the same for the residents of the 6th district as their representative in Congress,— and asked them to join him in supporting Clark’s campaign and giving her money.

Franken has proven his fundraising mettle, raising more than $25 million for his 2008 campaign and the ensuing recount.

Clark is the state party establishment favorite and has already earned a large number of labor union endorsements, but she faces a potential primary contest against Maureen Reed (D), a physician, has surprised observers with her strong fundraising since joining the race in the spring.

Reed has indicated she would consider running in the primary even if she does not receive the party’s nomination, which is made at its convention in April. The primary is expected to take place in either August or September.

Recent Stories

Biden pick for Social Security chief OK’d by Senate panel

Capitol Lens | Air apparent

Fund for developing nations headlines global climate conference

Hunter Biden agrees to testify at panel hearing, but not closed-door deposition

Roy urges Johnson to reject appropriations ‘side deals’

Capitol Ink | Mistaken identity