Balls & Strikes is a continued featured on politics.mn which focuses on examining the tactics and strategies of Minnesota politics, politicians and candidates. I’ve complemented and offered constructive criticism to both Republicans and Democrats.
As a Republican, the opportunities to compliment the strategy and tactics of Republican campaigns in 2014 have been sparse. But over the last week, I written a more than one post about Mike McFadden’s campaign, as I’ve been impressed with scrappy persona of his campaign.
When the Star Tribune first reported McFadden’s campaign had purchased air-time to replay McFadden’s debate with U.S. Senator Al Franken, I thought it was a very smart move the campaign. I am not aware of this tactic ever being done, particularly in Minnesota. Trailing in the polls to Franken and only two more debates scheduled, McFadden’s campaign came up with an brilliant strategy for ensuring voters stay focused on the race for U.S. Senate.
I previously wrote about McFadden’s performance at the debate, which I thought was very strong. But the debate was held early in the morning in Duluth and McFadden’s campaign ensured more Minnesotans would see the debate by re-airing it this afternoon. I did not live-tweet the replay of the debate, but the research director for Franken’s campaign sent out numerous tweets.
Good work by Franken’s campaign in responding to McFadden’s strategy, as it seems they know it could have an impact.
Balls & Strikes is a feature on politics.mn focused on examining the tactics and strategies of Minnesota politics, politicians and candidates.