It seems TPM’s overnight post on the South Dakota Senate race really drew some blood. Here below you’ll find the brand new press release from John Thune spokesperson Christine Iverson, or as we call her missives here at TPM, postcards from the edge.
Definitely note the attack on the “little read liberal-Washington D.C. website written by a graduate student at Brown University.” (If it’s so ‘little read’ why go to the trouble of attacking the story in a press release? Is the Thune Senate campaign getting knocked on its heels by a weblog?)
Subject: Johnson Intimidates SD Press into Stopping Voter Fraud Coverage
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