DFLer drops out of race for Bachmann's seat
MINNEAPOLIS — A DFL candidate in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District says she's leaving the race because it's time for the party to unite behind one person.
Dr. Maureen Reed says in a statement issued Sunday that a primary fight between her and Tarryl Clark would only help Republican incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Reed says she supports Clark. Clark won the party's endorsement in March.
In a statement, Clark called Reed a "spirited competitor" and thanked her for her support. She says that by working together, the DFL can bring "real representation" to the 6th District.
Tony Sutton, chairman of the state Republican Party, says Bachmann is a champion of taxpayers and that he's confident she'll defeat Clark.
The 6th District covers all or most of Anoka, Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington and Wright counties.