Follow-up: “Negative campaigning goes both ways”

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Polinaut and City Pages have picked up on the problems that candidates have to deal with when the state parties try to muddle in their campaigns. Here’s the scoop:
From Polinaut:

DFL candidate asks the parties to stay out of his statehouse race
Mike Obermueller, who is running for a legislative seat in District 38B (Eagan), is asking the DFL and GOP campaign committees to stay out of the race between him and GOP Rep. Lynn Wardlow. Obermueller sent a news release to the news media detailing his request….

From City Pages:
A mud-free campaign in House District 38B?
It’s not often that we bite on a press release, but the one sent out today by Mike Obermueller is worth a mention. Obermueller, who has been endorsed by the DFL to run against two-term Republican incumbent Lynn Wardlow in House District 38B in Eagan, wants the statewide parties to stay out of the race. Furthermore, he says he’ll disavow any DFL-backed effort to distort Wardlow’s record.

State DFL negative mailings have elicited the ire of local DFL candidates. Will state Republican mailings get the same reaction from their candidates? Stay tuned….
(Thanks to Chris Truscott for the tip.)Republican mailings get the same reaction from their candidates? Stay tuned….
(Thanks to Chris Truscott for the tip.)

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