Aaron Wells <email@example.com>
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 4:57 PM
Stay classy, Minneapolis
Dear Friend,We need your help to keep this from getting ugly.
I don’t worry about Betsy.
I’ve never met anyone as tough as her, and obviously she wouldn’t haveaccomplished so much for Minneapolis if political nonsense kept her up at night. She is used to taking on andwinning tough fights.
She’s a class act.
And we all know that ugly, dishonest attacks are just the desperate attention grabbing of a candidate who knowsthey’re losing the ground game.
So I just wasn’t prepared for the shock I felt last night seeing Mark Andrew try to hijack a policy forumto engage in a relentless series of baseless attacks – while Betsy and the other two candidates calmlycontinued to have a rational discussion about their ideas for Minneapolis’ future.
That’s why we need your support right now, today - $10, $20, whatever you can give – to send Mark a messagethat being dishonest and nasty will get him nowhere in Minneapolis. Mark started last night with a few dishonest smears about labor and the city’s budget.
Then he just couldn’tstop himself from escalating the rhetoric until he was slinging nonsense accusations about Betsy beingaligned with the Koch brothers (the Koch brothers?!?!?!) and – I’m not kidding – having a “disease of small vision.”
It got so bad that another of Betsy’s opponents replied, “[A]nyone who says CM Hodges doesn’t havevision hasn’t been paying attention.”
Minneapolis is known for its dignity, civility, and respect. It deserves better than substance-free, unsubstantiatedugliness.If you’ve been thinking about giving,today is the day it will send the loudest message that you wantMinneapolis politics to stay classy. Thank you for all that you do for Team Hodges, and for keeping the conversation civil, respectful, and honest.Best to you always,Aaron WellsCommunications Director