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GOP ads hit gas pumps – literally

Gov. Tim Pawlenty has long predicted an anti-tax revolt will sweep away the DFL’s election chances, and state Republicans are taking it directly to the gas pumps, MPR reports.

The GOP is buying 15-second ads on those tiny screens you watch as your wallet’s being emptied by sheiks, oil execs and gas-tax-craving DFLers.

The ads may only raise some people’s blood pressure — but you have to admit, the medium doesn’t get much more targeted than this. 

[Hat tip to Bob Collins’ News Cut.]

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Gerald Abrahamson on 04/19/2008 - 10:54 am.

    All the Dems have to do is remind everyone how the Republicans have dramatically pushed up the price of gas since 2001.

  2. Submitted by John N. Finn on 04/21/2008 - 12:42 pm.

    I don’t understand how gas prices since 2001 could blamed on Republicans without a lengthly explanation that would exceed the public’s attention span even if there is such a case to be made (not saying there isn’t).

    “Largest tax increase in Minnesota history!” Short and to the point. Reinforcing that notiion with gas pump ads is pretty clever, you have to admit. But will the Republicans actually roll back the transportation taxes when they retake the legislature? I assumed that they realized it was needed, but played the Dems into taking the fall for doing it.

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