DFL blasts Republicans for politicizing Minnesota Twins

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Much to the DFL's chagrin, Republicans are trying to politicize this happy moment in Minnesota history.
As we told you about Friday, a new attack ad bought and paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee uses audio from the Minnesota Twins' World Series triumph in 1991 to attack Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson.

THE BACKSTORY: Republican attack ad uses Minnesota Twins against Collin Peterson

We've reached out to the Twins organization in hopes of getting their response to the radio spot, but so far we haven't heard back. But in a statement released this morning, DFL Chair Ken Martin makes clear how he feels about Republicans trying to use the Twins to score political points.

"Some things -- like baseball -- should remain free of politics and Sen. Torrey Westrom [the leading Republican challenger to face Peterson next year] should demand that his allies take down this ad, immediately," Martin says in the statement. "It's clear that Westrom's willingness to tolerate the Minnesota Twins being used in a political attack ad is just another sign that he'll say or do anything to hide his role in the government shutdown in St. Paul, and that he'll only bring more partisanship and gridlock to Congress."

Given the Twins organization's aversion to getting itself involved in anything even remotely political, we're not surprised team officials have remained mum about whether they take issue with the ad. We'll try to get their take on the controversy again today.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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uncommondreams2002
uncommondreams2002

To the person using Michele Bachmann's name: You appear to be a paid shill for DFL. So kindly direct your comments to someone who is willing to listen to your partisan tripe. The Democrats and the unions are destroying America, one check at a time. Whether it's a pension check for a retired public employee who didn't make half that much when he was working, or a health care plan that doesn't make health care "affordable" and has a $10,000 deductible (mine is $500), the Democrats and the unions are slowly bankrupting America, one check at a time.

Alirox
Alirox

Words of wizdumb from Kenny "The Chair" Martin. Hahaw!

Joshua Warren
Joshua Warren

The NFL can be free of poitics when it stops being a non-profit organization

Ann Fitch
Ann Fitch

All sports can be free of politics as soon as they quit asking for government money.

Nicola Murray
Nicola Murray

Sports is already full of internal politics.

Jacen Solo
Jacen Solo

Republocrats suck. Your choice is an illusion.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

this partisan shit is getting tired. both parties are inept and full of losers

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@digitalprotocol Show me a person who believes Republicans and Democrats are the same and I will show you an idiot who doesn't pay attention.    Your point was childish and stupid back when W. Bush stole his first election.   Democrats aren't perfect but Obama hasn't destroyed any cities with stupidity.   Also, Obama kills Bin Ladens.  He doesn't let them live free and unpunished.   

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@MicheleBachmann keep eating the institutional pig slop stupid. 


Obama is nothing more than a paid shill, just like the rest of them. 


do you know something that others dont? big deal he killed Osama, big deal.  


al qaeda doesnt even exist, it is an illusion

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@mingtran You've never once been able to debate on here.  You are nothing but a stupid troll clown that gets mocked anytime he posts.  No one likes you.  No one ever finds your stupid nonsense interesting. You aren't smart enough to ever start a discussion or make a joke that people laugh at.   You are a stupid worthless idiot.  No one cares what you think.  The world will be a smarter place the second you die.  

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

"All you do is troll and say stupid things" lol. You are an entertaining one.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

What facts?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@digitalprotocol All you do is troll and say stupid things.  Stick to calling people hicks.  You aren't smart enough to debate me.   You said political parties are the same.  I made you look stupid with facts.  Now you are typing nonsense.  If that's all you got shut the fuck up.  

Alirox
Alirox

Tin foil jimmy hats.

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