Tarryl Clark

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    June 14, 2011

    Michele Bachmann will not run for re-election in Minnesota's 6th district

    Bachmann's YouTube announcementMichele Bachmann is out of Minnesota's hair . . . for now.​In last night's Republican debate, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced that she has filed paperwork and is now officially running for president in 2012. While none of this is a surprise, it means that w ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Michele Bachmann: The Year In Crazy

    Wingnut of the Year.​Rep. Michele Bachmann took us all on another ride aboard the crazy train this year, questioning the president's patriotism, defending BP, proclaiming herself the queen tea partier -- and winning re-election in the 6th congressional district. Here's a look back.

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    November 2, 2010

    Michele Bachmann declares victory [Updated]

    Will Minnesota forever be stuck with Bachmann? Probably.​With about half of precincts reporting, the Associated Press is calling Minnesota's 6th District congressional race for Michele Bachmann. DFL-Challenger Tarryl Clark has yet to concede, but Bachmann holds an 11 percent lead on Clark and ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Michele Bachmann and Tarryl Clark yell down to the wire

    Debate tactics: As long as you keep talking, no one will be able to hear your opponents' arguments.​It was probably a good tactical move on part of KSTP to throw Independence party candidate Bob Anderson between Michele Bachmann and Tarryl Clark in its Sixth District congressional debate yeste ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Bill Clinton makes good on Bachmann smackdown

    Clinton: Use your brains before voting for Bachmann​Bill Clinton picked a lousy night to be a Vikings fan, but he rallied the faithful for Tarryl Clark anyway, and got in a few hits on Michele Bachmann while the hometown crowd cheered.

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    October 21, 2010

    Michele Bachmann's $10 million isn't so Minnesotan

    Follow the money.​Michele Bachmann has the fattest bank account of anyone running for Congress this year, yet her district has a modest per-caita income and has been one of the hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. So where has she been raising her nearly $10 million haul? A big chunk is c ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Michele Bachmann was for the stimulus while she was against it

    Bachmann: Saddling our kids with the fedeal debt is OK when she does it.​Remember the Fox News gabfests, the D.C. rallies and the campaign ads where Michele Bachmann brags about voting against President Barack Obama's stimulus bill? Too much federal spending, she says. Turns out she had her h ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Michele Bachmann says even $5.4 million isn't enough

    ​Michele Bachmann may not have, as Tarryl Clark put it, done @#%! for the 6th congressional district. But the incumbent Republican is now wallowing in so much money that it probably doesn't matter what Clark has to say.

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    October 7, 2010

    Michele Bachmann's husband is shocked at profanity. Send cash today!

    Marcus Bachmann's feelings are hurt.​Marcus Bachmann is shocked, offended and saddened that Tarryl Clark would stoop so low as to use a "profanity-laced attack" against his wife in a campaign ad. And if you'd just write her a check today, Michele Bachmann would feel so much better. In Fact, ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Tarryl Clark says Michele Bachmann ain't doing @#%! [VIDEO]

    Bachmann, not doing @#%!​It's not every day that a candidate for Congress intentionally drops a bleeped-out line into a campaign ad. But DFLer Tarryl Clark, trying to unseat GOP incumbent Michele Bachmann, has done just that today.

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    October 4, 2010

    Michele Bachmann finally agrees to debates

    Real, live Michele Bachmann -- for three nights only in October.​It's really happening, everyone. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is going to debate her opponent Tarryl Clark. In public. Without Sean Hannity to lend a hand. It's a little out there, we know, but she's really going to give this a ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Garrison Keillor slams Michele Bachmann to save Lake Wobegon

    Garrison Keillor, Homegrown Democrat​Congresswoman Michele Bachmann once described herself as a fan of Garrison Keillor. But the Bard of Anoka isn't returning the compliment. In a fundraising letter sent out today to supporters of Bachmann's DFL challenger, Tarryl Clark, the laid back St. Pa ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Tarryl Clark's "Real Jims" mourn the loss of Michele Bachmann's "Fake Jim" [VIDEO]

    Real Jims are sayin' "sayonara" to Michele Bachmann's Fake Jim.​Alas, poor Jim the Election Guy. We hardly knew ye. Michele Bachmann has apparently dumped the character and the ad series in favor of more traditional attack ads on her opponent Tarryl Clark. Jim, his hair and his blazer were n ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Bill Clinton endorses Tarryl Clark and begs for cash

    Bill Clinton wants to take Michele Bachmann out...of Congress.​Tarryl Clark picked up a big endorsement today to aid in her battle for Minnesota's 6th District Congressional seat. Former President Bill Clinton penned a letter to 6th District constituents requesting campaign donations to help ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Michele Bachmann's TV ads keep landing her in hot water

    ​In one of congresswoman Michele Bachmann's latest television ads, she accuses Democratic challenger Tarryl Clark of supporting a state sales tax increase that finances projects to enhance wildlife habitat and cultural projects. But it looks like Bachmann was for the Minnesota Clean Water, La ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Michele Bachmann doesn't think campaign rules apply to her

    Bachmann's crack media team ignores the rules.​For Michele Bachmann, being a "constitutional conservative" means not having to pay attention to federal election laws. In this case, the media wizards who cut the congresswoman's latest re-election spots featuring 'Mad Men' wannabe Beau Peregino ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Michele Bachmann's fake 'Jim the Election Guy' is Beau Peregino

    Fake "Jim" Beau Peregino​Michele Bachmann's "Jim the Election Guy," featured in TV ads accusing Tarryl Clark of wanting to tax Minnesotans to death, isn't really named Jim, and he isn't from the 6th congressional district. He isn't even from Minnesota.

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    September 7, 2010

    Michele Bachmann runs away from CNN

    Screenshot via CNNMichele Bachmann: Running at the State Fair​CNN tried to catch up with Rep. Michele Bachmann at the State Fair. But reporter Gary Tuchman figured out that these days, the congresswoman rarely talks to anyone other than known allies. The cable news network's cameras were allo ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Winona County wants porn-free hotels for workers

    Photo: Karl BaronWinona County employees can wave bye-bye to Serra Paylin.​This is looking like a grim week for smut. First, Craigslist takes down its "adult services" tab. And now we learn that there's going to be no more on-the-job hotel Skinemax for Winona County workers. It's employees wi ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Maureen Reed was showered with Minneapolis campaign funds

    Maureen Reed feels the Minneapolis love​The DFL doctor who wanted to take on congresswoman Michele Bachmann lost to Tarryl Clark and dropped out of the race two months ago. But now we've learned that she tops the list for the most contributions from people in Minneapolis--who aren't even in he ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Michele Bachmann, Tarryl Clark and Al Franken play Las Vegas

    http2007Netroots happened in Vegas. It's coming here.​It sounded like the premise for the most excruciating buddy-movie imaginable: Michele Bachmann, Tarryl Clark and Al Franken cavorting on the Vegas strip all weekend. Surely, hijinx would ensue.Fat chance. Some our our most recognizable politico ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Michele Bachmann, Tarryl Clark and Al Franken converge on Sin City

    Photo: David SalafiaMinnesota pols hope that what they say in Vegas will travel far and wide​What happens in Vegas with Michele Bachmann, Tarryl Clark and Al Franken will almost certainly not stay in Vegas, and that's the way they want it. Bachmann's slated as an attention grabber for the Rig ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Michele Bachmann forgets Civil War, calls U.S. "nation of slaves"

    ​Wait. We once fought a real Civil War over real slaves owned by white folks who wanted to blow the nation apart rather than relinquish their choke hold on other human beings. And this compares to democratically-approved economic bail outs how, exactly? Oh well, no verbal hand grenade is too ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Michele Bachmann, Tarryl Clark leave Sarah Palin in fundraising dust

    Photo: Nick VlcekMichele Bachmann and Sarah Palin at their April love fest in Minneapolis​Right field's all agog over Sarah Palin's Q2 fundraising: Her pile of cash must mean she's running for president, or so the logic goes (or not). But really, $865,000 over the last three months for SarahPA ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Tarryl Clark boasts $2M in bank to throw at Michele Bachmann

    Clark's hauling cash, but Bachmann has become a fund-raising behemoth​Democrat Tarryl Clark almost doubled her fund-raising bottom line in the second quarter of the year compared to the first, raking in $910,000 the last three months, compared to about $500,000 the three previous months. Taken ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Tarryl Clark tars Michele Bachmann as being "in an oily hole"

    Photo: USCG via FlickrMichele Bachmann has been targeted for her reflexive defense of BP, rather than the devastated lives of Gulf Coast residents​Tarryl Clark and the Democrats are hitting Michele Bachmann and other congressional Republicans hard for their odd defense of BP and the toxic filt ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Bachmann stapled to BP in new campaign ad

    BP makes as much as Apple and Google combined​In the wake of widespread public outrage over GOP Congressman Joe Barton's apology to BP, Tarryl Clark has released an ad highlighting Michele Bachmann's own tender feelings for the Gulf Destroyer. Earlier this week, Bachmann offered up am utterly b ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Michele Bachmann targeted by national Democrats

    ​Tarryl Clark's campaign to unseat Michele Bachmann has made a strong enough showing out of the gate, breaking Minnesota fund-raising records, that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is ready to step in and put some national party muscle behind her effort. The Committee announced toda ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Michele Bachmann has more media than legislative staff

    The priority: Media exposure​The Washington Post reported recently on Rep. Michele Bachmann's preference for cocooning herself in the friendly confines of conservative media, where she doesn't have to answer uncomfortable questions about her frankly fact-challenged rhetoric and thin legislativ ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Maureen Reed bows to Tarryl Clark in race against Michele Bachmann

    Maureen Reed steps aside​DFLer Maureen Reed stepped out of the race to unseat GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann on Sunday, relieving fellow Democrat Tarryl Clark the headache of having to run in the August primary, as well as the general election in November. And she took one last shot at Bachmann's ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Michele Bachmann makes re-election bid official

    Via Bachmann for Congress/FacebookShe looks taller on TV, doesn't she?​She forgot to pay her property taxes on time, but incumbent Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann didn't forget to register for her own re-election today, signing papers for the CD6 race with Minnesota Secretary of Stat ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Michele Bachmann mocked with her own words in Tarryl Clark's new website

    Via michelebachmannsaidwhat.comAll the greatest hits in one fun package​Just in time for her paranoia road show in California, Michele Bachmann's crazy conspiracy theories have all been gathered in one neat interactive package by her DFL challenger, Tarryl Clark. Whether in fun quiz form, nif ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Michele Bachmann set for California paranoia tour

    ​Michele Bachmann ought to feel right at home when she makes four speeches in California as a guest of the Eagle Forum, a paranoid right-wing group founded by anti-Equal Rights Amendment zealot Phyllis Schlafly. Here's a group that sees evil conspiracies everywhere, from feminists, godless li ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Michele Bachmann, Tarryl Clark campaigns taking shape

    Election season is heating up, and so is what's sure to be a mega-battle in District 6.

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    April 16, 2010

    Glen Taylor paid $10K for Bachmann-Palin photo op

    Photo: Nick Vlcek​So, who shelled out $10,000 for a photo op with Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin last week? Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and at least five other individuals, according to an FEC report cited by the Star Tribune. Bachmann for Congress, meanwhile, reports $810,000 ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Maureen Reed raises $204,000 in Q1 and adds $250,000 of her own

    ​Dr. Maureen Reed, one of two Democrats vying to oust Michele Bachmann, released her fundraising figures today. The good news for Reed: the $204,000 she raised in the first three months of this year is well above average for congressional challengers in Minnesota. The bad news: it's less than half ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin headline teabagger day

    ​Tarryl Clark's probably feeling pretty good about the $1.1 million she's raised to try and turn Rep. Michele Bachmann out of office. But she's up against a fact-challenged incumbent who's happy to charge donors $10,000 a pop for a photo op with Sarah Palin today. And we're pretty sure they ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Tarryl Clark raises $1.1M in bid to oust Michele Bachmann

    ​Democrat Tarryl Clark announced today that she raised $505,000 in the first three months of the year in her bid to unseat Michele Bachmann. Add that to the $602,000 she raised in 2009, and she's hit $1.1 million total.Clark, a state senator from St. Cloud, has already won the DFL endorsement. She ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Tarryl Clark wins DFL endorsement to run against Michele Bachmann. Can she win?

    She beat Maureen Reed 62-37 percent on the first ballot.

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    March 25, 2010

    MSNBC mocks Michele Bachman-Sarah Palin photo op and plugs Tarryl Clark's spoof

    Want to pose for a $10,000 photo op with Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann on April 7 in Minneapolis? Want to do it for free? Read on.

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    March 17, 2010

    Anti-hotel porn legislation gets state House committee hearing today

    Hoteliers will decide for themselves whether they want to offer guests degrading porn on pay-per-view channels. If they don't, state employees can do business with them.

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    March 17, 2010

    Anti-hotel porn bill voted down by House committee

    A similar bill passed the Senate State and Local Government Operations and Oversight Committee last week.

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    March 11, 2010

    Tarryl Clark's bill banning state employees from seeing violent porn progresses

    Just like former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, DFL state Sen. Tarryl Clark apparently knows pornography when she sees it.

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    February 11, 2010

    Michele Bachmann's Social Security comments draw fire from Tarryl Clark, Maureen Reed

    Another day, another rhetorical hand grenade from Michele Bachmann, another effort by her press office to explain what she actually meant to say.

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    December 23, 2009

    Bachmann leads in new poll; most say she prefers DC limelight

    The District 6 congresswoman is crazy like a fox, but maybe a little too in love with Fox.

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    October 1, 2009

    Former Bachmann staffer joins Minnesota Democrats Exposed

    While MDE has carried on as a blog, Twitter has become the new battleground for political operatives.

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    August 6, 2009

    Olbermann kicks off DFL campaign against Bachmann with montage

    In light of El Tinklenberg's announcement that he will not be attempting to defeat Bachmann in 2010, Olbermann pulled together a helpful montage of what Clark will be fighting against.

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    June 5, 2009

    So who is kind of maybe a little bit considering a run for governor?

    Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?

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