Republican attack ad uses Minnesota Twins against Collin Peterson
The NRCC is trying to use the Twins against Peterson.
:::: UPDATE :::: DFL blasts Republicans for politicizing Minnesota Twins
In a new radio spot, the National Republican Congressional Committee uses audio from the Twins' dramatic 1991 Game 7 World Series win against Collin Peterson, the Democrat who has represented southern Minnesota's 7th Congressional District since that same year.
"1991 -- the Twins win, Collin Peterson goes to Congress. A lot has changed since then, and so has Collin Peterson," the narrator of the ad says. "Peterson supported trillions in new spending and voted to raise the debt ceiling seven times to pay for it."
"Now he's helping President Obama pile up debt. He even voted against a common-sense plan to balance the budget," the ad continues. "No surprise the national debt has exploded -- more than four times what it was when the Twins won and Peterson went to Washington."
"After 22 years, Minnesota could use some relief from Collin Peterson's spending," it concludes.
Here's the audio:
As a Democratic source in D.C. put it, "What would MLB or the Twins say about being used for political purposes?" We've reached out to the organization for comment.
Peterson comfortably won reelection last year with over 60 percent of the vote, but he has a target on his back because his western Minnesota district leans to the right -- 54 percent of voters there cast their ballots for Mitt Romney.
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