Grant physician says she'll pursue Michele Bachmann's seat
Dr. Maureen Reed, a Stillwater area physician and the Independence Party's 2006 nominee for lieutenant governor, today announced she would seek the endorsements of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor and Independence parties for the 6th Congressional District seat held by Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Reed said in a press release that she would file papers with the Federal Election Commission so she can start raising money for her campaign.
El Tinklenberg, the DFL candidate who narrowly lost to Bachmann in 2008, also is a possible candidate. He also was endorsed by the IP last year.
"We are living through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with staggering numbers of people unemployed, health care out of the reach of many folks, and thousands of Minnesotans losing their businesses and homes," Reed said in a press release. "While these problems are tough, I'm running for Congress because I know two things are true.