Clark on Bachmann: Is She Trying to Buy Elections? By Jacob Wheeler | October 28, 2010 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on CD6 Subscribe to CD6 Following her Minnesota Public Radio debate with Michele Bachmann, Democratic challenger Tarryl Clark spoke candidly about her Tea Party-backed opponent and why the debate got ugly. Clark said that she, and not Bachmann, has the backing of cops and firefighters; accused Bachmann of being soft on money-launderers; pointed out that Bachmann would repeal health insurance; said that Bill Clinton’s appearance with her on Sunday helped remind people of a time when Washington got things done; accused Bachmann of trying to buy elections, given that her opponent has raised $9 million to defeat her, and said that the jobs promised by the Republican mantra of “trickle-down economics” never materialized. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.