Thursday, July 30, 2009

GOP Attacks Rep. Peterson Over Remark

Minnesota Republicans are going after U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson over a remark he made about his district. The longtime Democratic member of Congress told an online news site that he avoids holding town meetings because a quarter of his constituents subscribe to conspiracy theories about the government's role in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.Republican Party deputy chairman Michael Brodkorb says Peterson is out of touch. Spokesman Mark Drake says the GOP will run radio ads in Peterson's district starting Thursday. Drake says the party will spend at least $10,000 on the ads, but wouldn't give an exact figure. Peterson apologized for the comments.