Minnesota GOP ready to launch ad campaign against Peterson remarks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Minnesota GOP has announced that it will be running an ad campaign against 7th District Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson in the wake of comments he recently made to Politico about the high percentage of his constituents who believe that the Pentagon and Rumsfeld were responsible for 9/11.

In the article, which looked at how lawmakers handle conspiracy theories that circulate among their constituency, Peterson said, “That’s why I don’t hold town meetings.”

Minnesota Republicans swiftly jumped on this statement demanding an apology. On Wednesday, they will unveil details about the campaign.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Tim Walker on 07/29/2009 - 08:29 am.

    Yep, the GOP really needs to reach out to its wacky, conspiritorial base … which shows no sign of ever abandoning the GOP.

    In other words, I’m left scratching my head in wonder … and I wonder when the GOP will start trying to reach out to all the other groups that have abandoned it.

  2. Submitted by Rod Loper on 07/29/2009 - 08:51 am.

    I bet he has a lot more birther believers than
    9-11 theorists to deal with out there. They tend to be republican.

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