DFL activists in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District are backing state Sen. Tarryl Clark for Congress. Clark was endorsed on the first ballot over Maureen Reed.
The endorsement means Clark will have the support of the party infrastructure but she'll still have a fight for the DFL nomination. Reed has said she'll run in the August primary regardless of the outcome of the convention.
Clark has been telling delegates that her work as a state Senator from St. Cloud makes her best suited to defeat Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Reed says she's best suited because she can attract independent minded voters.
Bachmann could be difficult to beat in November since it's a Republican leaning district and she raised $1.5 million dollars through the end of last year.
You can read the DFL Party's news release on the endorsement here.
Democrat John Marty's campaign for governor will hold a "conversation" tonight about faith, politics and social justice. Marty's campaign says one his website that one of the reasons he scheduled the discussion is because of recent comments made by a conservative TV host. Marty will be joined by his father, Rev. Dr. Martin Marty. Here's the info from the campaign:
Fox News host Glenn Beck recently declared on his radio and television program that the term 'social justice' was a code word for communism and Nazism:
"I beg you, look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes!"
In light of Glenn Beck's comments, the father-son team of Rev. Dr. Martin E. Marty, a noted theologian and author, and Senator John Marty, a current gubernatorial candidate, will discuss social justice and the intersection of faith and politics.
The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Doors open at 6.00 PM, and the event begins at 6.30 PM.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 East 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406-1923