Seifert Fishing For Free Press By Trying To Buy Their Lodging & Food
From today’s Star Tribune Morning Hotdish email:
Free hotel room for Seifert fishing opener
Political watchers scoffed when GOP gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert announced his own fishing opener outing this year to rival the governor’s annual fishing season kickoff. Traditionally, political reporters steer clear of the governor’s fishing opener extravaganza. But Seifert’s campaign is offering some unusual bait to get journalists to Thumper Pond Resort in Otter Tail County: a free hotel room and reception Friday night. “We know it’s a long drive,” said Seifert spokesman Andy Post. (Most political reporters would not accept free lodging from a campaign.) – Baird Helgeson
I’m guessing that Republican Delegates are not lining up to go fish with a candidate who isn’t going to respect their decision on the endorsement on the fishing opener.