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Rybak embraces DNC's anti-Romney messaging

Professor Larry Jacobs discusses the Minneapolis mayor's strategy for critiquing Romney.

It's not unusual for the sitting president's party to key in on just one of its challengers the way the Democrats have, according to Larry Jacobs, the director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Politics and Governance. But the Democrats have gone negative on Romney quicker than normal, he said. "The parties are not dumb," he said. "They look ahead at what candidates are going to emerge and start to tattoo them."

Minn Post
January 23, 2012

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