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From the Minnesota House Democratic Caucus:
Minnesota's House Democrats are fighting George W. Bush, stopping the Bush/Rove plan to capture Minnesota's 10 electoral votes. Now, apparently, we're fighting Bush in cyberspace.

Over the past several days, we've been contacted by a handful of presumed Daily Kos readers, expressing outrage with Friday's posting. They're demanding that we immediately stop advertising on this site. Michael Friedman of the FriedMan blog, is aggressively targeting all Daily Kos advertisers, including us, stating that "this post isn't about scum like "Daily Kos". It's about those who keep company with him."

This intimidation isn't going to work. And, yes, that's exactly what it is: intimidation, standard-issue Republican fare. In his blog, Mr. Friedman identifies himself as a Republican pursuing a pointedly anti-Kos agenda.

Rather than discuss the real issues facing Minnesota and America -financially gutted, mediocre public schools; creating jobs; genuine economic development; affordable healthcare; declining public safety- the Bush Campaign wants to hide its failings.  

Here in Minnesota, we're fighting an insidious Bush plan to replace Florida's 37 electoral votes with Minnesota's, Iowa's and Wisconsin's combined 37. We don't agree with Kos' mercenary death comments but we respect and support his right to express himself, just as we respect and support Mr. Friedman's right to disagree. We do, however, recognize the attack on the advertisers for what it is: another Republican intimidation tactic.

If you share our sentiments, check out our website and engage the debate for America's
future.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon Apr 05, 2004 at 03:17 PM PDT.

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