It has come to this. Minnesota state Sen. Tarryl Clark, the Democratic nominee against right-wing star Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, has now responded to Bachmann’s “Jim the Election Guy” attack ads — which feature an actor calling himself Jim, telling viewers how much Clark has voted to raise their taxes. And Clark’s new ad features some actual Bachmann constituents, who boast that they are actually named “Jim.”
“Hi, I’m an actual Jim,” says one man, followed by other Jims: “So am I”; “Me, too.”
“Not a fake Jim like this guy,” the first Jim says, referring to Bachmann’s ads, followed by the third Jim making a serious accusation: “His name’s not even Jim!”The Jims then talk about Bachmann’s record, such as when she called the BP escrow fund to compensate victims “extortion,” and how she’s taken campaign contributions from Wall Street. “And that’s why real Jims support Tarryl Clark.”
We asked Clark campaign communications director Carrie Lucking whether they had any evidence that Jim the Election Guy’s is not actually named Jim. Lucking did not appear to immediately have any evidence either way, but instead referred us to the Bachmann campaign: “The Bachmann campaign knows who ‘Jim the Election Guy’ is if you want to know.”
The Bachmann campaign was not immediately available for comment as to what Jim the Election Guy’s full name might be.