Provocative Campaign Gun Ad Draws Fire Of DFL Chair

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New DFL Chair Ken Martin spoke to The UpTake and other media this afternoon about the provocative mailer the state Republican Party mailed to Iron Range residents this week that attacks DFL nominee Carly Melin, who is running in next Tuesday’s House 5B special election. The mailer reads “Take your best shot” and features an image of a hunter siting his target. The DFL Party today compared that propaganda to the sort of veiled references to violence seen prior to the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords last month. The images in the mailer are below — courtesy of the Duluth News Tribune:

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In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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