The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Election 2012

October 5, 2012

Campaign Notebook: Quist, Walz compete with ‘Twins of Evil’



U.S. Sen. Max Cleland was set for a North Mankato visit on behalf of Walz. A union-sponsored poll had been leaked to a liberal website allegedly showing Walz had taken the lead in the race. And an independent poll of more than 1,000 southern Minnesotans was underway. When results were released a few days later, it showed Gutknecht clinging to a 48 percent to 47 percent lead.

NRA for Walz

A quick quiz. What do Mitt Romney, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Walz have in common? The National Rifle Association is urging voters to support that trio over their opponents.

The NRA’s political arm announced this week that it is once again endorsing Walz, citing his pro-gun-rights voting record.

“The choice for gun owners in this election is clear,” said the NRA’s Chris Cox in a written statement. “Tim Walz will protect our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage.”

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