U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann offered a sweeping critique of economic policies in Washington, saying that on taxes, the stimulus, health care, cap and trade and other initiatives, Democrats in Congress have created “more uncertainty.”
 
DFL challenger Tarryl Clark counters that “you’re the one that’s there.”
 
The debate in St. Cloud is the first of three this week in the nation's most expensive U.S. House race.
 
Bachmann and Clark share the stage with Independence Party candidate Bob Anderson, who described himself as “citizen Bob” going up against two “machines.”
 
Bachmann has raised more than $11 million this election cycle. Clark has brought in more than $4 million.
 
The event is being live streamed on Star Tribune.com through the The UpTake.