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Mitch Berg: The best local political ad so far this year

If you can bring yourself to stop taking sides in this year’s political squabbles for just a moment, you’ll appreciate the creativity of the man challenging Keith Ellison.

Joel Demos may need more than a great web ad to beat Keith Ellison in the Fifth District. He’ll probably need the National Guard.

The Fifth, aka “Berkeley on the Prairie,” is one of those districts where the DFL could endorse a package of pork chops and get 50% of the vote.

Still – if great ads won elections, Demos could start measuring the drapes in Ellison’s office.

There is no more thankless job in the world than running for CD5 (or CD4, across the river, which is just as bad).

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But if Republicans in the city couldn’t hope for miracles, we couldn’t hope for much at all.

This post was written by Mitch Berg and originally published on Shot In The Dark.