It appears that Tom Emmer’s gubernatorial campaign is giving up on the minimum wage controversy, after it inexplicably kept it alive over the last week, even after it clearly was damaging the Republican politically.
Today, David Strom, one of his advisers, posted this on Twitter, as captured by @mrwtweets:
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“We know this is a problem. Today is the last day. Over. Done. No mas. Just help us stay on message. Courage and willingness to listen.” Strom wrote.
It’s not clear if Emmer’s willingness to listen to his advisers is what caused him to be a political pinata for the last week.
The tweet was deleted after a few minutes.
11:10 a.m. – AP’s Brian Bakst reports the Strom post was not for public consumption and says an Emmer spokesman said Strom does not speak for the Emmer campaign.