Kline's opponent Steve Sarvi has already responded:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2007
Steve Sarvi Statement on Rep. John Kline’s Vote Against H.R. 3074
BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Steve Sarvi, who last month filed paperwork to organize a Congressional campaign committee in Minnesota’s 2nd District, issued the following statement early this evening related to Rep. John Kline’s vote against the appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development – which included the funding authorized earlier this year for repair and reconstruction of the collapsed I-35W bridge in Minneapolis:
“I’m in shock. John Kline has been grandstanding on this issue for the past month – and now, when he actually has the opportunity to deliver the funds authorized to Minnesota in the wake of the bridge tragedy, he votes against the bill. He chose a smoke-and-mirrors attempt at convincing his constituents he’s willing to invest in the infrastructure they count on every day over actually doing anything about it. This was a horrible vote for the people of Minnesota. An unthinkable vote.”
The DFL press release on this matter goes after both Kline and Michele Bachmann.