“Lies, lies and more lies” is how Mark Dayton’s campaign is characterizing a new TV commercial that aired last night by the independent expenditure group known as Minnesota’s Future.
The ad takes all sorts of punches at Mark Dayton, repeating assessments that he was once named one of the “worst senators” in the U.S. Senate, and ending with the tag line: “Now Mark Dayton wants to be America’s worst governor.”
Minnesota’s Future is backed by well-known Republican activists and operatives, Chris Tiedeman, and Jeff Larson.
Tiedeman once worked for the Center of the American Experiment, where GOP lieutentant governor candidate Annette Meeks once worked. Larson is a powerful GOP fund-raiser long linked to former Sen. Norm Coleman, former White House political director Karl Rove and, perhaps, most known for having shopped with vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
MPR’s Tom Scheck reports fully on this.
Dayton Deputy Campaign Manager Katie Tinucci said in a release: “Mark has made it absolutely clear that his plan to close Minnesota’s budget hole and to invest in education will raise taxes only on the richest Minnesotans. This attack is especially ironic since it’s Mark’s plan that will prevent property tax increases. And Mark promised in 2003 to vote against any email tax in the U.S. Senate and has never suggested it in this campaign. Mark is determined to put an end to the middle class carrying the tax burden in Minnesota — it’s time everyone paid their fair share.”