And when the Tooth Fairy arrives for Allen.
In the Post Bulletin's Political Notebook, staff writer Heather Carlson reports in Quist to national Republicans: Thanks, but no thanks:
1st District Republican candidate Allen Quist isn't getting any help from national Republicans when it comes to TV ads and the St. Peter farmer said that's probably for the best.
He said national Republicans approached him about running TV ads and wanted him to use a cookie-cutter TV ad and insert his name. But he told them he had no interest in doing that.
"We are on our own and it's probably for the best," Quist said.
Okay then. Over at the New Ulm Journal, staff writer Josh Moniz reports in Quist raised $17,000 for final FEC report:
The other big story with Quist's FEC report is that he remains barely halfway to his campaign promise goal of raising $1 million dollars to defeat Walz. Quist said that he would personally cover all the portions of the $1 million not generated through fundraising. Currently, Quist has raised $568,591 total for the campaign.
Quist continues to insist big funds from Republican donors and other sources will materialize before election day to cover the remainder. But, Quist said last week that more funds would be contributed for October reporting. Additionally, with less than 10 days before the election, Quist will have effectively no time to spend the roughly $500,000 still needed if the big donors do emerge.
Meanwhile Quist held a press conference asking Walz to do something about a DFL independent mailing. No word yet if any media showed up, though we'll try to see if it turns up on the DFL tracker's Youtube channel.
Quist's tweet is another indication that he must have saved seeds or something:
Holding pressers in Roch & Mankato for Tim Walz to Disavow False DFL Mailing - eepurl.com/q3sJ9 Last min sleaze--losing incumbent.— Allen Quist (@AllenQuist) October 26, 2012
Image: Allen and Julie Quist, by Ken Avidor.