Pat Powers loves using old social media content against his political opponents. So surely he will celebrate this blast from his friends at Prairie Country PAC, who use some fabulous photos from District 19 GOP Senate candidate Caleb Finck’s own proud online postings to cast him in a negative light against his righteous primary opponent, former State Rep. Stace Nelson:
Prairie Country PAC, which consists of Brown County Republicans Richard Hilgemann, Lon Carrier, Drew Dennert (himself a young Republican fighting a legislative primary battle in District 3), and Travis Schaunaman and Libertarian blogger Ken Santema, feature Finck’s good-time-Charlina photos from various SDSU Hobo Day revels. Why Republicans have such a beef with men wearing women’s clothes, I just can’t figure.
If anyone receiving this slam card gets past the salacious pics to the fine print, they’ll find Dennert and friends smearing Finck for thinking that guns on college campuses are a bad idea. These conservative PACkers stretch reality to claim that endorsement by furious conservative Bill Van Gerpen makes Finck a “tax & spend establishment moderate.” No, fellas—it’s Finck’s allegiance to Mike Rounds that makes him an establishment pawn. Get it right, Right!
I won’t say any of these attacks are fair. But I told you that’s how I told you the District 19 primary would play, with red-in-tooth-and-claw Republicans savaging Pat Powers’s preferred District 19 candidate with Pat’s own tactics. Ugly, ugly.