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MN GOP’s BuzzFeed list on reasons to visit the State Fair includes nobody’s No. 1 reason to visit the State Fair

Sorry, not even Republican candidates go to the State Fair to visit the MN GOP booth. 

The Minnesota GOP has posted a Buzzfeed list of the Top Ten Reasons to Visit the Minnesota State Fair.

But as a big fan of both the fair and politics, I’d say it’s not too exciting.

Most of the animated GIFs that illustrated the 10 reasons are pulled from movies, TV shows or commercials, and don’t show the State Fair, or even Minnesota.

“Seeing your BFFs” has the Harry Potter kids.

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“Sweet Martha’s cookies” features Cookie Monster.

“Food” has Ron Burgundy/Will Farrell with a burrito.

The No. 2 reason: “Meet Republican candidates.” (With Jonah Hill?)

And the No. 1 reason: “Visit the MNGOP Booth.”

Gov. Mark Dayton’s office posted a Buzzfeed list in May that was almost as boring: 26 reasons to love Minnesota. It included a few political notes (surplus climbs, minimum wage passed, gay marriage legal) mixed in with mentions of  3M, the U of M, Garrison Keillor and other standard bragging points.