Minnesota state Sen. Tarryl Clark (D) touched down for less than 24 hours in the Steel City in an effort to meet as many liberal bloggers as possible from around the nation.
The state Senate Assistant Majority Leader is running for Congress almost 1,000 miles away, and there likely wasn't a single 6th district voter in a crowded bar on Friday night on the city’s north side. But Clark figures that if she wants to match Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) national following, she is going to have to seek support from all over the country, too.
“I think it’s important if we’re going to win this, we’re able to play on the even playing field,” Clark said. “And the net roots can help do that.”
Fortunately for Clark, Bachmann is a popular villain among the Netroots Nation because of her well-publicized controversial comments on cable news shows. Clark was one of almost a dozen candidates who attended the annual convention's “meet the candidates” pub quiz night in an effort to nationalize their campaigns for Congress.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Senator Clark in Roll Call
It's a good write up and despite the taunting by local right wing bloggers, appearances like this will make a difference 15 months from now.