TakeAction Minnesota’s smear campaign, Part II

While writing this post, I thought about the Democratic Party’s disgusting tactics. First, here’s what caught my attention: But his billionaire friends at Hubbard Broadcasting won’t air an ad that uses his own words to call him out. And here’s the kicker: the owner of Hubbard Broadcasting, Stanley Hubbard, is a major donor to Mills’ campaign and a friend of the Koch brothers. When a media station owned by someone who has maxed out to a candidate is keeping voters from knowing where that candidate stands, something’s not right. TakeAction Minnesota is one of the DFL’s front organizations. They, along with organizations like the Alliance for a Better Minnesota and AFSCME PEOPLE, specialize in smearing Republican candidates. In this instance, they’re unloading both barrels on Stewart Mills. There’s more to this than just a smear campaign.

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Keith Downey vs. Ken Martin

Friday night, Keith Downey, the chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota, faced off against Ken Martin, the chairman of the DFL. For the most part, it was nondescript, with the first questions focusing on each party’s strategy with absentee ballots. It turned feisty, though, when Cathy Wurzer talked about the Cook Report changing its rating of the Eighth District congressional race to toss-up:

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Defamatory Pelosi PAC ad taken down

Last week, House Majority PAC, Nancy Pelosi’s PAC, started running an utterly dishonest ad, which was also paid for by AFSCME. Todaay, WDIO and KSTP took those deceitful ads. According to a letter sent to both stations by the Mills campaign, the ads were defamatory because they spliced together 3 separate sentences to make it sound like Stewart Mills say something he’s never said. Here’s what the ad says:

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Knoblach announces fundraising results

Jim Knoblach, the GOP-endorsed candidate for House District 14B, issued this press release on his fundraising totals thus far: KNOBLACH RAISES OVER $57,000, HAS $42,000 IN BANK Jim Knoblach (St. Cloud), the Republican candidate for State House District 14B, announced today that he had raised $57,249 in the four months since he filed for office, and that he had $41,941 in the bank as of July 21, the preprimary reporting date. This contrasts with his opponent, Zachary Dorholt, who reported raising $19,820, and reported having $8,626.61 in the bank. The vast majority of Knoblach’s funds were raised from Minnesota individuals. Over 60% of Dorholt’s funds were raised from out of state individuals, PACs, or lobbyists. “I am gratified at the support of my many contributors,” said Knoblach. “This is a campaign funded by Minnesotans who care about our state, not out of state individuals and special interests.” Knoblach also announced […]

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Franken’s dishonest fundraising

Al Franken’s fundraising e-letters are getting more dishonest by the day. This is Franken’s latest dishonest e-letter fundraising appeal: Dear Cindy, There are tell-tale signs when a race is heating up. And all the signs in Minnesota point in that direction.

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