When he writes under a Capitol Chatter subhead McFadden backs tax? No:
First Mike McFadden said he could accept Chinese steel in an oil pipeline construction project, then a week later he said he could support a higher federal fuel tax. . . .
A Republican misspeaking about a tax increase is a tough mistake. So is the comment about accepting Chinese steel in a state where taconite, which can be turned into steel, is a major resource.
The steel comment has gained traction on the Iron Range, where McFadden and other Republicans have worked to get support in the normally Democratic area. Saying something that could be perceived as anti-American steel could hurt. . . .
There's not much more Bluestem can add to that.
McFadden is challenging Senator Al Franken, D- Minnesota.
Photo: Mike McFadden, via Politics in Minnesota.
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