Mills taps Scott Walker’s former campaign chief in race against Nolan

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Stewart Mills, above, hopes to unseat Rep. Rick Nolan in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District.

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Comments (19)

  1. Submitted by Edward Blaise on 07/25/2014 - 03:52 pm.

    If

    Mills can do for the Eight District what Scott Walker has done for WI Nolan has no worries. Likely no district in the state has a stronger pro-union bias and Mills picks a Walker associate as his confidante. And Stewart, I recommend the $19.95 hair cut set at Fleet Farm. I use the #2 once a week.

  2. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 07/25/2014 - 04:00 pm.

    If there’s anyone better than shredding through lefty BS than Walker’s campaign manager, I’d love to meet him.

    Just one more clue as to how smart Stewart is; I almost feel bad for Nolan.

    • Submitted by jason myron on 07/25/2014 - 06:16 pm.

      Oooh…scary.

      He’s so smart that he’s just linked himself to the failed Governor of a state that trails Minnesota in every economic metric. Yup…he’s really, really smart. Is Mills going to get punked by a person claiming to be a Koch brother too?

  3. Submitted by Frank Phelan on 07/25/2014 - 05:11 pm.

    Business As Usual

    I guess this means Mills won’t be able to run as an “outsider” now.

    He’ll have to rely on is credentials as as job creator.

    • Submitted by Bill Kahn on 07/26/2014 - 09:32 am.

      Indeed. I can’t help but think of the stark contrast between this guy and business folks who actually care about their customers and employees instead of some crazy ‘gospel’ of conservative belief that they evangelize 24/7.

      Too bad someone like James Sinegal doesn’t run Fleet Farm and I wouldn’t feel bad about dropping thousands of dollars there enriching foolish folks who want to send and keep us all in the Dark Ages.

  4. Submitted by Greg Kapphahn on 07/25/2014 - 05:27 pm.

    By the Company You Keep

    I hope all the folks in the eighth take a good, hard, look at what Walker has done to Wisconsin (inflicted massive damage to regular folks while handing massive money in the form of tax breaks, crony contracts and tax cuts to his friends),…

    and recognize that by signing on Walker’s dishonest and disingenuous campaign staffers to lead his own campaign, Stuart Mills is tacitly giving Walker’s attitudes and actions his own, personal stamp of approval.

    That’s not surprising for a man who grew up a rich, pampered never-held-accountable “prince” and completely missed out on the pauper side of the old story,…

    but such people generally make VERY bad leaders and representatives, not having even the slightest clue how “the other half” lives,…

    and being completely unable to comprehend the old canard, “there, but for the grace of God, go I.”

    If the Eighth elects Mills, it will be a tragedy akin to the sixth electing and re-electing Bachmann, and leave the rest of the nation to wonder how stupid we really are.

    • Submitted by Pavel Yankovic on 07/26/2014 - 07:16 am.

      They already know.

      Greg, they already know because this state elected Dayton, Ellison and Franken.

      And speaking of “growing up a rich pampered never held accountable “prince” and completely missing out on the pauper side of the old story…” do you remember who is the current occupant of the governor’s mansion?

      • Submitted by Greg Kapphahn on 07/26/2014 - 12:42 pm.

        No One With Half a Brain and a Functional Psyche

        Thinks we’re stupid for electing Dayton, Ellison and Franken. In fact, if Wisconsin, and indeed, our nation had pursued the progressive policies they favor, we in Minnesota might actually have some competition to the East of us (where there currently is NONE),…

        our nation would long since have recovered from the Bush/Cheney/Reagan crash of 2008,…

        and we’d be back to massive prosperity and a growing and prosperous middle class.

        Nolan favors those progressive policies, whereas Mills favors the opposite and, given the chance, would take us and our nation down the same rat hole that Walker has worked so hard to take Wisconsin.

  5. Submitted by Joe Musich on 07/26/2014 - 04:11 am.

    With this logic…

    I guess Fleet Farm will never compete with the other big box commercial giants. Are there Fleet Farms on the range ?

  6. Submitted by Paul Udstrand on 07/26/2014 - 10:20 am.

    Great

    Near as I can tell the Republican candidates are doing all they can to keep the Democrats in office. Typical private sector executive mentalities. I applaud their choices.

    • Submitted by Pavel Yankovic on 07/26/2014 - 07:04 pm.

      Why?

      Why does the left always look at the private sector as their cash cow to fund the irresponsible behavior of the almighty state?

  7. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 07/26/2014 - 04:16 pm.

    All the hate being piled on Wisconsin is hilarious. This winter, driving on 94 one couldn’t help but notice that the washboard ride gave way at the border to perfectly plowed roads in ‘Sconnie. And this summer the pothole hell ends at the same spot.

    Minnesota leftists are crowing about a unemployment rate that is slightly lower than Wisconsin’s despite the fact that more than 3/4 are government jerbs or temporary while Wisconsin is rebuilding a robust manufacturing economy.

  8. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 07/27/2014 - 06:04 pm.

    Wisconsin elected Walker. Twice. And they’ll do it again because everyone but the singing lunatics in Madison approve of his work.

    Hate him, hate them.

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