St. Cloud State University College Democrats endorsed state Sen. Tarryl Clark, DFL-St. Cloud, in her bid to become the DFL's 6th Congressional District candidate in 2010.We've seen Team Tinklenberg take a much different stance on blogs for the 2010 race than in the 2008 race, notably after the hire of Kos blogger Dana Houle.
A news release from the campus organization says that Clark, who represents the university population within her Senate District, has "shown exceptional interest and concern for issues affect SCSU college students, such as education, health care and job growth," board member Michael Rosenow said.
Clark is seeking the DFL endorsement to take on U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., next year. 2008 DFL congressional candidate Elwyn Tinklenberg and 2006 Independence Party Lt. Gov. candidate Maureen Reed are also seeking the endorsement.
A comment over at MPP caught my eye...in response to Houle calling on Clark to denounce the endorsement of a community that helped her win her State Senate seat.
Really Dana? (0.00 / 0)And we're what...7-8 months before the endorsement (that only Clark will abide by)?
First, welcome to Minnesota. It is great to know that you have come here to help defeat Michelle Bachmann. That is a goal we can all agree on.
But seriously, is this the best use of your time? Smacking down a blog posts about college Democrats?
It seems perhaps the SCSU Dems may have jumped the gun with this one. Is school even in session? But they do have a long long history with Senator Clark.
I have been attending SCSU Dems meetings on behalf of political campaigns and causes for over seven years. In fact, I was there the day they were chartered. Senator Clark has been a mentor to these students. They have interned with her and knocked on doors for her in the dead of winter.
One piece of history: Senator Clark was elected on December 27th, 2005. Governor Pawlenty deliberately scheduled the election on that date to disenfranchise students at SCSU.
Senator Clark and her campaign went out of their way to involve students in their campaign and do everything thing possible to help them vote.
So Dana, this is the most important thing you have to do today? Really?