October 22nd, 2010
03:10 PM ET
4 years ago

Clinton to tailgate for Democrats

(CNN) – Football won't be the only thing on Tarryl Clark's mind when she tailgates before Sunday night's Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game.

Clark, a Minnesota state senator who's challenging Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in the state's sixth congressional district, has some high profile Democratic surrogates joining her to tailgate and watch the NFL showdown on a big screen TV.

Those surrogates are Former President Bill Clinton and Minnesota's two Democratic senators, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, according to the Clark campaign.

While the race is considered competitive, top non-partisan political handicappers consider Bachmann, a two term congresswoman who is very popular with many Tea Party activists, the favored to win the contest.

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Filed under: 2010 • Michele Bachmann • Minnesota
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Voter

    Go Bill! Remind voters what we got with a Democrat president: a surplus and a booming economy. What did G.W. Bush leave us with again, besides huge debt and endless wars?

    October 22, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  2. stufthis

    Bachmann should be investigated for having anti American tendencies. Minnesota can do much better than Michelle.

    October 22, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  3. vic nashville tn

    Bill Clinton campaigning for democrats G.W.Bush hiding ,can’t face the voters

    So Vote for democrats

    October 22, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    Go Tarryl ... help us get the message out that while Bachmann might be the darling of the TeaPers, TeaPers aren't the darlings here in Minnesota.

    October 22, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  5. stufthis

    Bagger Bachmann has to go.

    October 22, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  6. gt

    why is old bill not in arkansas and south carolina... oh yea.. i know ...people dont want to be around loosers....why isnt bubba campaining along with al franken,,, oh yea minnesota is having voters remorse on landslide lying al ....ugh

    October 22, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  7. Monster Zero

    Yeah go Bill, remind voters how you bombed the crap out of Christians in Bosnia and Sudanese pharmacutecal plants. And tell them how you neglected to fund the intelligence operations necessary to eliminate Osama Bin Laden that generated that massive surplus of money, until 9/11 that is. And Willie, tell them how you crafted NAFTA and China trade agreements to be front end loaded for them to obtain our technology and how we are now suffering the consequences of selling our secrets, tell them Bill, tell them.

    October 22, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  8. T'SAH from Virginia

    Go BILL
    It's UP your ALLEY!!!
    We're gonna PARTY –
    Like it's your RALLY!!!

    Gonna BEAT the TEA!!!
    YES the HATERS will SEE –

    That we DO CARE and TO WIN IS OUR DESTINY!!!!!!!

    GO DEMOCRATS!!!!

    YES WE CAN!!! This is T’SAH from Virginia and I approve this song!!!!!

    October 22, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  9. carlos

    we hope that Ms.Cark beats the living crap of the unamerican, classless bachmann come election time, it will be sweet to see her join the worm under his rock, and angle, miller, brewer, nicki in S.C., buck, paul and the rest of the nincompoops

    October 22, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    And Willie, tell them how you crafted NAFTA and China trade agreements to be front end loaded for them to obtain our technology and how we are now suffering the consequences of selling our secrets
    ---------
    Actually, George H.W. Bush crafted these programs. Starting in Mexico. Just saying.

    October 22, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  11. barry

    If tailgating means bringing up the rear in the Nov elections, then the majority of Democrats will be tailgating. The Dems will be the minority by far in the House and won't have a large enough majority in Senate to do anything without saying "Mother May I" to Republicans. The job killing policies and the Drunken spending is over.

    October 22, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  12. Annie, Atlanta

    Excellent. It's time to get Michelle Bachman out of congress. Her rhetoric has been bordering on treason. She doesn't belong in a law making body in this country with her anti-American members of congress attitude. Who's anti-American, Michelle, when you're bashing elected representatives of "we the people?"

    October 22, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  13. pa mom

    It is beyond belief to see how hateful and divided this country has become. Politicians lost civility, divided this country like no one else has and drug citizens down into the gutter with them. Unfortunately, it goes right to the top with Obama using theatrics and words where disgression would play better for him. Where have common manners, civility, responsibility and personal pride gone in this county? Look at these posts, it is very sad.

    October 22, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  14. Bill in California

    YEAH BILL tell them how YOU HAD TO EAT CROW AND WORK WITH THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY after your mid-terms. HOW the REPUBLICANS took the reins from you, RIGHTED THE SHIP and MADE YOU LOOK GOOD! You'd better have a heart to heart with OBAMA, because he is too ARROGANT AND HARD HEADED to listen to anyone else.

    October 22, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |