Once upon a time, Mike Parry bragged to the delegates of the Minnesota First Congressional District endorsing convention that he was the only candidate taken seriously enough by the DFL to have a tracker assigned to him.
The boast sparked a tweet flame war between a Parry supporter and Julie Quist.
Now, his campaign has posted a Youtube clipped from footage captured by a DFL tracker who attended Quist's Town Hall in Winona. The material that the Parry campaign grabbed begins at the 2:52 minute mark, and the Parry campaign has trimmed material on the sides, but it's apparently taken from the same raw footage.
Even the ambient audio hiss is the same.
Contacted by Bluestem, a source close to the Walz campaign stated that no one was videotaping the Quist town hall other than the DFL tracker.
Here's the Parry clip:
And here's the DFL raw footage; the Parry campaign clip begins at 2:52:
Already the Twin Cities political press corps has tweeted about the clip:
In #mn01, Parry is going after Quist for a 1986 vote to raise the gas tax. Aug. 14 GOP primary will determine Walz's challenger
Will they note where the Parry campaign got the footage--and how that pilferage contradicts earlier claims Parry made (and they repeated without fact checking) about DFL trackers only following him?
The Star Tribune repeated Parry's claims about the DFL tracker in May, a month after the endorsing convention.
Screenshot: Quist in the Parry video, swiped from the DFL tracker Mike Parry claims doesn't follow Allen Quist.
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