In a brief item in Saturday's Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down, the Mankato Free Press editorial board notes in "Parry, Quist barbs self-destructive":
Thumbs down: To the self-defeating rhetoric that is increasingly defining the Mike Parry and Allen Quist campaigns . . .
Typically, Republicans like to charge Democrats with being tax-and-spenders. Instead, Parry and Quist are accusing each other of the “crime” and making it harder for either one to carry on a credible campaign through November.
In their attempts to convince voters they’re the biggest tightwads in the race (and the other guy is a spendthrift), voters must be scratching their heads.
As Carleton College political scientist Steven Schier told the Post Bulletin political reporter Heather Carlson:
So who is the big winner in this latest Republican feud? Walz, according to Schier.
"They are spending money destroying each other and all Tim Walz has to do is stay out of the way." he said.
Photo: Why is Congressman Tim Walz smiling? Media photo from the Walz Campaign.
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