Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Cover story

Judy Johnson for Senate
The campaign of Judy Johnson, who is challenging the incumbent Sen. Terri Bonoff in SD 43, recently sent out (bulk mail) the most creative and clever lit piece of the current season. One side details Johnson's endorsements in a magazine cover format. The cover shows Third District Congressman Jim Ramstad, Hennepin County Sheriff Pat McGowan, Rep. Barb Sykora (R-Excelsior), and former Wayzata School Board member Greg Rye with the heading, "Why our community leaders support Judy!", followed by the heading "EXCLUSIVE JUDY! Not bought and paid for by special interests."

Judy Johnson for Senate
The reverse side summarizes Johnson's policy positions on health care, education, transportation, the environment, and more.

This positive and upbeat discussion of the issues strikes quite a contrast with the DFL's misleading hit piece received in homes (bulk mail) last weekend, just hours after Johnson denounced the anonymous anti-abortion hit piece targeting Bonoff. Johnson's lit was so positive and upbeat that it failed to mention Bonoff's vote to authorize a $1.1 billion, 30-year Hennepin County sales tax without voter approval as required by state law to finance a new ballpark for our beloved millionaire Minnesota Twins baseball players and billionaire Carl Pohlad. In contrast to Bonoff's vision, the City of Plymouth (Johnson is the current mayor) is asking the voters for $9 million to purchase land for open space and parks. Asking. The. Voters. Talk about uniting the middle!

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1 comment:

lloydletta said...

The abortion hit piece was paid for by the DFL and NOT Bonoff. It's illegal to coordinate those expenses.

This magazine piece is an excellently designed piece. Judy should be proud of it.

What's the Republican party sending out to go after with Bonoff? They should be focusing on the stadium issue.