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Race of the day: Bachmann vs. Clark for Congress (MN-06)
Tea Party firebrand Michele Bachmann faces a tough challenge as she seeks a third term representing the northern suburbs of St. Paul
Name & Party: Name Here

DEMOCRAT

Tarryl Clark

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REPUBLICAN

Michele Bachmann

Basic Info: State senator since 2006
Age: 49
Two-term incumbent, MN-06
Age: 54
Issues:
  • Supports health-care reform despite "flaws"
  • Opposed stimulus bill
  • Pro-choice
  • Wants to see full repeal of "Obamacare"
  • Opposed stimulus bill
  • Pro-life
Polling At: 40% 49%
Campaign Chest: $800,000
$2.4 million
Key Quote "'No' is not an agenda. What is Bachmann actually for?"

"Now we have moved into the realm of gangster government."

Petty Controversy: Used bleeped-out swear word in campaign ad, drawing criticism
"Real Jim" character in her campaign commercials was actually an actor based in California
Wild card: Bachmann's outspokenness has made her a right-wing icon, drawing national attention to this race

Dueling Ads: "More Than Her Share": Clark says that while Bachmann can be trusted to stand up for BP and big banks, she's not doing @%*# for average Minnesotans
"Remember This": According to the Bachmann campaign, there's only one thing you need to know about Tarryl Clark: She loves taxes

Clark's "More Than Her Share":

 

Bachmann's "Remember This":

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