Reed drops out of race against Bachmann


Dr. Maureen Reed announced Sunday that she’s suspending her campaign for the DFL primary in August. Sen. Tarryl Clark will be the DFL challenger to Rep. Michele Bachmann along with Independence Party candidate Bob Anderson and independent Aubrey Immelman. In a statement, she said she bowed out when it became clear that Clark had more resources.

“It is with a heavy heart that I am suspending operations in my campaign for Congress in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District,” Reed said. “During the past few days, I have come to the conclusion that a prolonged primary fight only assists Michele Bachmann. The other DFL challenger, Tarryl Clark, has amassed more resources, and I feel that it is time for the DFL to unify behind one candidate in this race.”

Clark issued her own statement on Sunday thanking Reed.

“[I]t is because we possessed the common goal of restoring real representation and getting the people’s work done, that I am honored by and thankful for Maureen Reed’s endorsement,” Clark said. “Dr. Reed’s supporters and volunteers did a tremendous amount of work to help defeat Michele Bachmann in November, and I invite and encourage them to continue those efforts with our team.”