A popular item for sale this year at the Minnesota State Fair DFL pavilion is a bright blue T-shirt ripping Minnesota Republican Rep. and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. DFL Spokeswoman Kristin Sosanie told MPR News so far more than 200 of the shirts have sold for $20 a piece, so many the DFL had to order more.
Barbara Kruschel of Cambridge bought one of the shirts.
“I have a hard time taking her seriously. There are so many things that she says that later they say, well, no, this isn’t correct. So I think she distorts the truth and she just aint my candidate. So if you can’t put up with her, I guess you’ve go to laugh at her,” said Kruschel.
Bachmann’s presidential campaign didn’t respond to an MPR News inquiry about the shirts.
About two blocks away from the DFL booth Minnesota Republicans have their own state fair novelty. For just $1 you get a button that says ‘Change, I’d Like Mine Back.’ It’s also blue.