I arrived at work today to find on my desk the first attack mailer of the campaign season. A colleague had received it in his mailbox and was kind enough to bring it in.
The mailer, funded by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity Minnesota, states that "Minnesota families cannot afford the devastating impact of Dayton's disasters!" Specifically, the mailer goes after the DFL governor for raising taxes, approving construction of a new Senate office building and supporting Obamacare.
I put in a call this morning to AFP to find out how many mailers went out and what areas received them, but I have not heard back yet.
I expect Rochester residents can expect lots more negative mailers arriving in their mailboxes in the weeks ahead.