MINNESOTA 08 (D -- NOLAN)

House Majority PAC Ad Hits Mills on ‘Personally Offensive’ Quote

Jack Fitzpatrick
July 25, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

House Ma­jor­ity PAC and the AF­SCME re­leased a TV ad cri­ti­ciz­ing busi­ness­man Stew­art Mills (R), in­clud­ing clips of him talk­ing about his op­pos­i­tion to high­er taxes. The ad clips to­geth­er sev­er­al seg­ments: “Folks say­ing that … the wealthy are not pay­ing their fair share … the 2 per­cent, the 1 per­cent, whatever per­cent you want … is per­son­ally of­fens­ive.” The ad then cri­ti­cizes Mills for in­her­it­ing much of his wealth and op­pos­ing a min­im­um wage hike. (re­lease)

Mills said at a 2013 rally: “We donate to char­ity, we help with events, we do a lot of things for this com­munity, and to be singled out as a dead­beat is per­son­ally of­fens­ive.”

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