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“Mud” Commercial Released by Hulshof

July 11th, 2008 by jjjameson · No Comments

Missouri Political News Service (4/24/08)

“Congressman Hulshof has earned a well deserved stellar reputation for honesty and integrity in government, and the ethics theme would seem to be a good fit. We wonder how ethical and clean will that campaign remain when only 20% of Missourians recognize your name, and, you hire “volunteer” campaign consultants who have questionable ethics themselves.” Read more…

A day after fresh polling suggested that Sarah Steelman may be the tougher opponent for Jay Nixon in the fall, the Hulshof campaign released last night to KY3’s Dave Cantanese a new commercial accusing Steelman of slinging mud in the campaign. “Mud” is actually the title of the commercial. The ad goes on to say that Steelman “won’t talk about her record.” Many observers we’ve talked to question the timing and effectiveness of the ad.

“To be the first with a negative ad always makes you look panicky, especially after the new polling data came out. I think they take a substantial risk of alienating the voters in two ways with this ad. One, it reminds them of politics as usual Washington style – not a good theme for Hulshof. And two, Steelman is a woman and they risk the perception of beating up on her.”

Hulshof has released his own internal polling showing him with a 10 point lead over Steelman. Respected political analyst Dick Morris said in this exclusive video that Hulshof – being a “Washington insider” – would be a problem for him in this election climate. Morris talks about Steelman’s record in this 8 minute video.

MOPNS Video: Dick Morris Stumps for Sarah Steelman in St. Louis (3/17/08)

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Tags: Decision '08 · Rep. Kenny Hulshof · Sarah Steelman

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  • 1 jill Thatcher // Jul 11, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    I am not impressed by aman starting hisspeech with complimenting Sarah and her good looks. WHat do we want for governor…a trophy piece or a man who can tackle the problems of Missouri and make Missouri a better place to live.
    You have my vote Kenny!

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