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Democrat Criticizes GOP Ad Using Hunter, Gun

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DULUTH (AP) — A Democrat running in a special election for a northern Minnesota House seat is criticizing an ad that shows a hunter sighting along a gun with the line “take your best shot.”

The Duluth News Tribune reports that the brochure was mailed this week by the GOP in support of Republican Paul Jacobson. Jacobson is running against Democrat Carly Melin in the Feb. 15 election.

Melin’s photo appears on the page after the hunter’s photo. Melin says no candidate should be subject to what she calls an assault.

Republican State Party Chairman dismisses Melin’s criticism as ridiculous. He says the ad is about sporting issues.

Independence Party candidate Cynthia Kafut-Hagen is also in the race.

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