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McFadden launches attack ad in attempt to change subject

After starting general election on defense, McFadden still reeling from slew of bad headlines

Peter Bartz-Gallagher, Politics in Minnesota

Peter Bartz-Gallagher, Politics in Minnesota

Today, investment banker Mike McFadden launched another attack ad in an attempt to change the subject after being dogged for weeks by bad headlines and terrible stories. 

“Investment banker Mike McFadden won’t be able to distract Minnesotans from his support for boosting corporate profits over Minnesota jobs—no surprise given his career,” said DFL Chair Ken Martin. “Mike McFadden’s poor start to the general election left him no other choice but to go negative again and try to change the subject as his campaign takes on water.”

McFadden has been under fire for his declaration that he would pick padding the profits of big corporations over Minnesota jobs and use Chinese steel to build the Keystone pipeline—even if it were just one penny cheaper. Last weekend, he landed on the front pages and led the local news across northern Minnesota after Iron Rangers sounded off on his out of touch position at a press conference in Virginia. 

If that wasn’t bad enough, on literally his first day as the Republican nominee, McFadden, with help of his political handlers, pulled off one of the fastest flip-flops in Minnesota political history.

Check out why McFadden is trying so hard to change the subject: 

Mesabi Daily News: What’s that odor? U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden stepped in it big time on Chinese steel issue

KQDS: MN Democrats and Iron Range Steel Workers Respond to McFadden’s Comments

WDIO: Democrats Attack McFadden for Foreign Steel Comments

Mesabi Daily News: Foreign steel issue heats up

Duluth News Tribune: Iron Range rally targets U.S. Senate candidate McFadden over foreign steel comment

MPR: DFLers go after McFadden over steel comment

Star Tribune: U.S. Senate candidates clash over Keystone pipeline steel

St. Cloud Times: McFadden 2-steps on stance during St. Cloud stop

Star Tribune: Mike McFadden backpedals over gas tax increase

AP: McFadden reverses course on Minn. gas tax hike

MinnPost: McFadden says he could support gas tax increase, then quickly reverses

Mesabi Daily News: McFadden blasted on steel issue

Duluth News Tribune: GOP candidate for Minnesota senate blasted for Chinese steel comment

Minnesota Brown: Foreign steel dustup shows challenge of GOP Range strategy

Voice of Alexandria: Iron Range Unions Blast McFadden For Chinese Steel Comment

mnpACT!: Mike McFadden Says YES To Chinese Steel

Star Tribune says McFadden “suffered a self-inflicted wound”

City Pages: Iron Range blasts Mike McFadden over Keystone comments

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