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Friday, July 27, 2007

House District 28B Campaign Gets Nasty

The Drama Queen has a copy of the mailing sent by the DFL.

There was an interesting comment:

# Chris Says:
July 27th, 2007 at 10:17 pm

Does this mean that Linda Pfielsticker’s lifestyle is now fair game?

Pfielsticker is in her mid thirties and single. It would be fairly stupid - and would backfire - for the State Republican Party to run such a campaign.

I find no comparison to someone being gay, and someone being a deadbeat dad (which was the claim in the DFL mailing).

That being said, I find the mailing reprehensible, as I did the mailing the DFL did against GOP candidate Pam Wolf.

UPDATE: I was assuming Chris's reference to "lifestyle" meant gay. "Lifestyle" is often as an anti-gay code word. I have no idea - and don't care - whether Pfeilsticker is straight or gay. Gay baiting campaigns can be run whether someone is gay or not. I personally think these types of campaigns at this point in time will backfire.

From Drazkowski's website:

Marriage: Marriage is a time-tested and sacred institution between one man and one woman. Steve firmly believes that Minnesotans should be given the opportunity to vote upon the constitutional definition of marriage for our state.

What I don't get is why the DFL didn't just re-use the hit piece that went out against Draz - that was sent to Republican delegates prior to the district convention.