Mike McFadden's beautiful "Believe in a Better Minnesota" photo is actually of Canada

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GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden has been taking a lot of fire from local Democrats recently. Yesterday, he got some national attention, though it's not really the sort he wants.

The reason? BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski did some digging and discovered the scenic banner photo McFadden is using on his website and social media accounts actually wasn't taken in Minnesota.

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McFadden taking heat for not talking about the issues

The image at the top of this post is a screengrab of McFadden's Facebook. Here's how the same photo looked on his website:

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It could've been worse -- at least it wasn't taken in Wisconsin. Instead, it appears the shot is of Agawa Bay in Ontario, just across the border from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Here's a soothing video clip showing the same Canadian bay from McFadden's photo:



Oops!

Of course, this isn't exactly the stuff of Watergate. Reached for comment yesterday, McFadden spokesman Tom Erickson shrugged it off and used the opportunity to take a shot at Al Franken.

"We're not a typical campaign -- we admit making a mistake," Erickson says. "We wish Al Franken would admit he made a mistake when he voted for Obamacare."

Within an hour or so of us speaking with Erickson, the banner image on McFadden's website and social media accounts had been changed:

Here's the website's new look:

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And Facebook:

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We have to imagine McFadden's campaign made sure to pick a photo that's actually of Minnesota this time around -- right?

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

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ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

" Erickson says. "We wish Al Franken would admit he made a mistake when he voted for Obamacare." ...................That's what you are but what am I?

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

" Erickson says. "We wish Al Franken would admit he made a mistake when he voted for Obamacare." Yes Obamacare. where over 7 million people signed up for coverage. Erickson is a lightweight. Al is going to mop the floors with these lightweights.

1percenter
1percenter

is that all you've got? desperate. 

Ron Larson
Ron Larson

That almost as bad as "if you like your doctor you can keep it. Period" or as bad as the dems wanting to build temporary office space for 90 million that they will use a few weeks a year.

Shayne O'Neil
Shayne O'Neil

That picture in NO way affects my life. Unlike that monstrosity al frankin helped shove down our throats.

Jim Hall
Jim Hall

It's a nice picture....that's the focus. There is nothing in that photo that doesn't represent Minnesota. Geez....Minnesota, where people can't merge onto a highway and get angry at the people who won't let them into traffic....oh and all photos have to be from Minnesota. City Pessimism Pages : We bring you the negativity you need to get through your day, because that's what really counts.

Steve Schultz
Steve Schultz

Credibility people, come on, if he's doing these types of things now, what's next?

Karl Evilscience FOlk
Karl Evilscience FOlk

Funny how he is already misleading people before he is even in office. Figures

Steven Baudoin
Steven Baudoin

Photo fail. Not that big a deal. Now the fact that he's still trying to get mileage out of opposing Obamacare, that's just ignorant.

Craig R
Craig R

as somebody in the business of social media, this stuff sometimes happen because we don't have any photos. we go on stock photography site, and try to find something that works

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

I kept my doctor and so did most others Ron. You're a lying sack of shit spouting Faux News BS. Take it somewhere else. Can't you just go troll on Yahoo or Faux or do you just like to stand out more on City Pages?  

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MikeMpls
MikeMpls

@MNjoe  Could you please site sources for your claims? Because if you can't, you really look stupid.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@MikeMpls @MNjoe  But not as stupid as someone who doesn't know the difference between cite and site. Look them up in an English dictionary and please get back to us. 

By the way, anyone who didn't get to keep their doctor can blame that on the insurance companies. Yeah - those big insurance companies that have been our friends for decades - constantly raising rates both before and after the ACA, cutting people off when they got sick, putting caps on people who got serious illnesses and ran into those caps and lost everything, using the pretext of "pre-existing conditions" to refuse to cover procedures and/or patients.  Now, under the ACA, they can't do that anymore. 

Yeah Mike, the insurance companies are your friend. Moron. Or as you would probably say, 'Moran.'

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