GOP won’t let go of tracker talk, launches contest

Stunt though it may be, the Minnesota Republican Party just won’t let go of the tracker thread in the early stages of the gubernatorial campaign.

Today the GOP announced a contest for citizens to devise a uniform for GOP trackers following DFL candidate Mark Dayton.

Remember, in mid-August, Dayton objected to the allegedly disruptive behavior of GOP trackers. He called on GOP trackers — those people who videotape and audio-record his every public move — to at least wear some sort of identification.

Last week at the State Fair, GOP chairman Tony Sutton — always in search of fun and satireunveiled two tracker T-shirts for the duration of the Great Minnesota Get Together.

Today, the GOP announced a contest for supporters to create their own Dayton-tracking uniforms.

“Due to popular demand, I’m proud to announce that the Party will be a holding a one-time-only tracker uniform contest where Minnesotans can submit their own ideas of what they would see our highly capable trackers wear as uniforms,” Sutton said in a statement. 

Contestants can submit their entries at the GOP booth at the Fair or via email at The winners will be on display Monday at 9 a.m. at the GOP booth. 

Last week, a DFL spokesman called the GOP T-shirt “fashion show” a stunt and wondered if Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer wins the November election, “Are we just going to have four years of political stunts? Minnesota deserves better.”

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Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by Bill Coleman on 09/02/2010 - 03:39 pm.

    I think some “back to the 50’s” uniforms would be perfect for the GOP tracking staff. Hmmm. The decade seems right, but not sure on which century!

  2. Submitted by Joe Musich on 09/02/2010 - 10:09 pm.

    What were the colors of other parties either in power or attempting to gain power who were pushing for political purity ?

  3. Submitted by Colin Lee on 09/03/2010 - 12:08 pm.

    The GOP needs a uniform for their juvenile trackers? That’s easy…

    “My nanny paid higher tax rates than my own and all it bought was this lousy Emmer shirt!”

  4. Submitted by Hénock Gugsa on 09/04/2010 - 10:06 am.

    As long as these “trackers” are on nefarious missions, why don’t they be true to form and start wearing brown shirts and black boots?!

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