Independence Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner made a stop at the Olmsted County Fair Monday morning. During an interview, Horner said he remains concerned that Republicans may crossover and vote for his IP opponent Rob Hahn in the Aug. 10 primary. Hahn today announced he will be running a TV ad on some Comcast TV zones on CNN, ESPN and Fox News.
Horner questions where Hahn is getting the money for a TV ad since his latest campaign report shows he raised less than $4,600 towards his campaign.
He asked "Is this the beginning of Republicans crossing over and creating mischief?"
Here is a link to Hahn's new quirky TV ad, which plays off the "$6 Million Dollar Man" TV show. Clearly a low budget production, Hahn's 12-year-old son Bobby narrates most of the ad and he got a college student to shoot the video.
In an interview, Hahn said that he has not seen a flood Republican financial donations to his campaign thus far. At this point he said he has lent the campaign some of his own money and plans to spend a total of $5,000 on the campaign. But if Republicans, or anyone else, wants to donate money to his campaign, Horner said he is not about to turn that down.
"If Republicans want to donate, I would take their money just as willingly as I'd take Democrats' (money)," he said.