Tarryl Clark has received endorsements from the Minnesota AFL-CIO and the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council in her campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. The state senator has been garnering widespread support from organized labor. Among the other union endorsements: AFSCME Councils 5 and 65, Teamsters Joint Council 32 and the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters.
“As a community leader, as a state senator and as the senate’s assistant majority leader, Tarryl Clark has shown us that she is proud to stand with working people,” said Minnesota AFL-CIO president-elect Shar Knutson in a statement announcing the move. “Now we are proud to stand with her. Tarryl is a strong leader, a tough campaigner – and she’ll be a great Congresswoman.”
“In the Senate, Tarryl Clark has been a strong voice for Minnesota’s working families,” added Harry Melander, president of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council, in a statement announcing the endorsement. “From fair wages to job creation, Tarryl has stood with us.”
Clark and Maureen Reed are both seeking the DFL endorsement to take on Bachmann.
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