Yesterday, Minneapolis City Council member Diane Hofstede took to her Facebook page to ding her challenger, Jacob Frey, for allegedly trying to "smear everyone in an effort to distract voters from his lack of experience."
There doesn't seem to be any evidence that Frey has actually used smear tactics in his campaign, though, and his supporters fired back. They peppered Hofstede's post with negative comments, and whoever manages her page deleted them shortly thereafter.
But not before we took some screengrabs.
[jump] Here's Hostede's post, followed by all of the comments on it shortly before most of them were deleted:
"I can tell you she has the best interest of the city in her bones and works hard to make it a reality every day," Rybak wrote in a statement.