Opposing candidate quick to punch
When Bob Olson, a DFL candidate for the 6th District seat now held by Bachmann, learned of those comments, he immediately took a big, hard swing at his potential November foe. (Olson first must get past fellow DFLer Elwyn Tinklenberg.)
"Mrs. Bachmann may celebrate the fact that more Minnesotans have to work extra hours and take on a second job to make ends meet, but I see it as cause for alarm,'' Olson said. "... I understand that you're putting lipstick on our pig of an economy because the president you blindly support is running America into the ground, but touting the hardships that too many families from St. Cloud to Woodbury are enduring is absolutely offensive.''
Bachmann's office did not return a call seeking comment.
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democrat representing the state's 1st District, also took a few jabs during an interview on Minnesota Public Radio on Thursday. He suggested that the hope of most Minnesotans is not to have to have two jobs, but rather one well-paying job.
On the heels of a great interview this weekend at KRWC in Buffalo (replayed Thursday morning, I'll post the time later) and another great interview at AM 950, Olson seems to be catching his stride! With the caucuses coming soon, it's a very important time to continue to get the word out!