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Bachmann Ad: My Dem Opponent Voted To Tax Your Beer And Deep-Fried Bacon (VIDEO)


As the Star Tribune points out, the Bachmann ad is based on Clark having previously voted for increases in the state's alcohol taxes, and for increases in the general sales taxes -- though the latter were not specifically targeted at items such as corn dogs and deep-fried bacon.

More importantly, the paper reports that the State Fair folks aren't too happy with the use of their logo in the ad:

A State Fair logo appears twice in the ad and Fair officials said Tuesday they were asking Bachmann's campaign to stop using the trademarked image.

"We are making a request to her office to end the unauthorized usage of the logo," said Brienna Schuette, a spokeswoman for the Fair. Schuette said the Bachmann campaign did not ask for permission.

"The State Fair does not endorse any candidate running for political office," she added.