Bill Clinton endorses Tarryl Clark and begs for cash
Tarryl Clark picked up a big endorsement today to aid in her battle for Minnesota's 6th District Congressional seat.
Bill Clinton wants to take Michele Bachmann out...of Congress.
Former President Bill Clinton penned a letter to 6th District constituents requesting campaign donations to help DFLer Clark dethrone Republican Michele Bachmann. Clinton says it's Clark's knack for common sense that puts her a notch above her competitor in the leadership category.
"The people of the 6th District deserve a leader who will deliver results instead of divisive partisan rhetoric; who will roll up her sleeves and get to work on the critical issues instead of just getting people wound up about them," writes Clinton, before begging for campaign cash for Clark.
The former president takes a pretty dim view of Bachmann's ability to make Republicans froth at the mouth without actually delivering on legislation for her constituents. While in town stumping for Clark last week, he called Bachmann the "ultimate example of putting ideology over evidence," adding that "it's pretty stupid."
In the letter, he said Clark will "roll up her sleeves and get to work on the critical issues instead of just getting people wound up about them."
It's going to take more than a few ringing endorsements to beat Bachmann this November, however. Despite months of Democratic attacks, her 9-percentage point lead over Clark in the polls hasn't budged.
We also suspect that Bachmann will turn Clinton's Clark endorsement to her advantage. Twice before she accused him of wanting to take her out, and then sat back and watched as her campaign coffers filled with cash.
Here's Clinton's full letter endorsing Clark:
To renew the American promise and make our government actually work for people, especially during these difficult times, we need the best public servants to step forward and lead.
That's why I support Minnesota State Senator Tarryl Clark for Congress, and hope you will, too.
Tarryl is running against Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District. The people of the 6th District deserve a leader who will deliver results instead of divisive partisan rhetoric; who will roll up her sleeves and get to work on the critical issues instead of just getting people wound up about them.
Tarryl Clark is the leader Minnesota's 6th District needs in Congress.
This race is a truly unique opportunity to change Washington for the better.
It will mean a lot to families - in Minnesota and across America -- to have Tarryl Clark working in Congress for the causes that matter to all of us.
As a State Senator, Tarryl has been a voice for common sense, and for the kind of positive change we still so desperately need. She's worked to create jobs and help small businesses expand. She has led efforts to protect senior citizens, to bolster early childhood education, and to invest in critical infrastructure projects. She's worked to make college affordable and health care accessible. She's been a leader on veterans' issues, particularly in helping veterans returning from combat duty transition into to civilian life.
From her accomplishments representing Central Minnesota in the State Senate, to her leadership in heading organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Community Action Partnership, Tarryl Clark has dedicated her life to making Minnesota better. And she's delivered results.
Tarryl is a friend and ally we can count on, who will make a real difference for Minnesota's families in Congress.
But first, she needs our help to win this election.
Join me by making a secure online contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more to Tarryl Clark's campaign today.
I'm proud to support Tarryl Clark, and I hope I can count on you to do the same.