Negative campaigns lost
To the Republican House Caucus that continuously sent mean-spirited smear literature regarding Del. Ned Carey for five weeks straight: I am just sitting here wondering, how did that work out for you guys? No so good, huh?
Well, let me just say this. You see, the good people in Brooklyn Park and District 31A are not stupid by any stretch of the imagination. When you chose to tear down one good man's reputation, to exalt your candidate, well, you kinda end up reaping what you sow.
Maybe you should have spent that smear campaign money talking about what Brooks Bennett had actually done for Brooklyn Park's community that qualified him for the job, he wouldn't have lost so badly. So, I guess I should be thanking you.
Thank you for all of the ridiculous lies you tried to sell in an effort to convince us to vote against Carey. Those stupid mailers ultimately pushed Ned over the top right back into the House for another term.
And I sincerely hope this is a lesson learned for both parties.
First lesson: Smear campaigns are not effective, in fact, they are detrimental because people see through it and they will generally turn on you. I anxiously await the day when this style of campaigning is abolished.
Second Lesson: Nice guys do finish first. Go Ned!
And mean guys. Well, now the mean guys are completely surrounded by a bunch of Democrats in the House. Enjoy your next four years ANGIE RODRIQUEZ Brooklyn Park