UPDATE: Minnehaha County Republicans already trying to smear Loetscher’s business experience

The MCR sent this email out this afternoon;

Friends,

There are stark differences between the two candidates seeking the Sioux Falls mayor’s office in the May 1 election. One is seeking a liberal social and anti-business agenda for the community and has the support of major Democrat players, and the other is Paul TenHaken.

I would agree, there is STARK differences. But Loetscher is anything but anti-business, and certainly NOT a socialist. The statement in itself if almost laughable. Anybody who had 8 jobs to work themselves through college, graduating TOP of her class is hardly a socialist, if anything that is the true definition of someone who supports free enterprise.

Paul needs your help.

I’m sure he does, because while Loetscher can easily get moderate and even conservative Republicans to vote for her, Paul will never win over people with a social conscience.

National liberal special interest groups are sending money and campaign staff to Sioux Falls to elect Paul’s opponent,

First I heard the ‘Liberals’ are sending in the ‘Army’. The one thing I have admired about Loetscher’s campaign is that it has pretty much been grassroots. I don’t really see a change in that strategy. But this line really cracked me up, because it is one thing to knock your opponent, but to flat out steal what they stand for? Really?

so it’s time all of us step up and help elect a leader with an executive leadership background, pro-business platform and transparent leadership style.

Loetscher has ran three companies. And still does, instead of hiding behind some secret contract for deed or lease agreement. A dog waste cleanup company, a bio-genetics company that tests animals for disease and a video marketing company that has clients like Coca-Cola and John Thune, and was put in charge of multi-million dollar budgets with her clients.

As for transparency, besides Greg Jamison, Loetscher was the ONLY candidate to come out on day one about transparency in government. When a Republican hack like TenHaken tells you they are for transparency in government all you have to do is ask him about tracking down twitter trolls or being involved with hiding state government workers websites that are a direct conflict of interest. Paul talks about transparency on the campaign trail, not when in office. While Loetscher talks about taking the door office of the mayor’s office, I can guarantee Paul will add more.

Over the next two weeks, your help knocking on doors and calling voters is Sioux Falls will be crucial to helping elect Paul.

Minnehaha Republicans

I will agree with one thing, Paul is going to need all the help he can get once people see through the smokescreen.

UPDATE: I guess a boilerplate email is going around, the Minnehaha/Lincoln County Republican Women are getting in the game now (Entire Email: WRep)

While most of it is very similar to the above email (just more rambling, typos and questionable grammar) this part stood out;

an optimistic and realistic agenda, a determination to assist our law enforcement officers  in making our city safer and more law abiding,

Between the two candidates only one of them has gotten legislation passed that protects victims of abuse and helps to train officers to recognize the signs of abuse. That person isn’t Paul.

We have had enough years of liberal progressivism, with Mayor Huether.

LMAO! The liberal progressive, Mike Huether?! Let me catch my breath for a moment. First off, Mike was handing out the cookies, but not to a bunch of lazy socialists, he was giving the farm away to wealthy developers and contractors any chance he could while letting the social issues in this town like crime, workforce development, affordable housing and diversity go in the crapper. This is what Corporate Welfare Republicans do, I’m surprised the GOP hasn’t welcomed the guy yet. He has made a lot of well known Republicans in Sioux Falls very rich.

As for transparency, that is neither a liberal or conservative talking point. Both sides support or should support open government. Neither side has the edge on that topic, even though I will say again, that Jamison and Loetscher were the only two to start talking about it in the beginning.



20 comments ↓

#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.16.18 at 12:45 am

Paul wants you to live in Sanford Falls, while Jo wants you to live in Sioux Falls…… If Paul thinks that this is going to work, then he should ask Jamison how the then local GOP endorsements helped him to be elected mayor in 2014.

Paul has peaked. Jo is surging!

#2 My Mistake Mike on 04.16.18 at 9:33 am

The state and county Republicans are run by a bunch of loons! They need to butt out.

That said, please list the 8 jobs that Jolene claims to have worked in college. Her resume lists only two: https://joleneloetscher.wordpress.com/resume/

But, honestly, what one did in school 20 years ago is irrelevant in a campaign for mayor … unless you really have nothing of substance to campaign on.

Like I said in an earlier post, voters really screwed the pooch with these two options.

#3 D@ily Spin on 04.16.18 at 9:34 am

Sad when it takes propaganda to get elected. Republicans elected Trump. Embarrassing and enough said.

#4 Knothead Peasant on 04.16.18 at 10:09 am

What do the Overlords of the city by the falls find so threatening about Jolene Loetscher?

#5 Warren Phear on 04.16.18 at 10:12 am

Jolene faces an uphill battle for sure. But she can do it…IF the media, all of them, print, television, radio, make it what it should be, a race based on their vision for SF, not one based on how much money they can raise for yard signs or senseless tv ads.

Come on media, do your jobs covering the remaining debates.

#6 matt johnson on 04.16.18 at 10:35 am

still waiting for transparency on how much Jolene has spent- have not made my mind up on voting, but if she will not reveal in-kind contributions- probably “senseless ads” produced by her husband- then I can’t vote for her we don’t have to wait for the next required report

#7 Warren Phear on 04.16.18 at 10:35 am

I have been to a few forum/debates so far. I suspected a long time ago this would be a Jolene/tenhaken runoff, so I have concentrated on these two in particular. Facial expressions say a lot about anybody when watching a debate. I have seen the condescending smirk on tenhakens face whenever Jo talks about Doo-Gooders. I find that especially reprehensible. Whenever he does that, I wonder, where the hell would his business be without the dark money political operatives like koch brothers smuggle into this state?

#8 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.16.18 at 11:15 am

“I have seen the condescending smirk on tenhakens face”

It appears often, doesn’t it? Like when he talked about affordable housing at his initial announcement, or how about his KELO interview on election night, or on KDLT while the reporter interviewed his wife…I am afraid that self-rightousness is the true Achilles heel of a fundamentalist.

#9 Knothead Peasant on 04.16.18 at 12:02 pm

Speaking of those fundamentalist. Was reading a comment over at one of those political blogs by one that feared voting for Jolene would bring Sharia Law to Sioux Falls with all kinds of sinful gloom. Is this viewpoint isolated or are they turning this into a Crusade against Jolene? Was taken back by that comment.

#10 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.16.18 at 1:59 pm

KP,

This must now mean that Tapio is helping ThuneHaken. Whenever they invoke “Sharia Law,” they have chosen, or are enforced, to enter “Ludicrous speed:”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oApAdwuqtn8

Notice how he said, “right to,” or was that “right, too?”

#11 Knothead Peasant on 04.16.18 at 4:25 pm

VSG TapioHaken? A KM was warning of a Sharia and Liberal Apocolypse in SF if Jolene was elected. A few others too but it felt like an end of the world fear from that person while we peasants toil.

#12 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.16.18 at 4:42 pm

KP, there sure are a lot of “Ts” involved in this…. Thune, TenHaken, Trump, and now Tapio….. Oh, and that persistent and nasty “B” too…..

Oh yes, “KM,” but I get a kick out of “KM.” “KM” makes life fun, because sometimes “ludicrous speed” is thrilling….

And as far as “TapioHaken,” I think you might be on to something. A course if he is elected, he will then just morph back into “ThuneHaken,” however, just like Thune does every six years….

#13 Mike H. on 04.16.18 at 6:48 pm

Funny to see a Jolene ad appear on this site which is clearly leaning her way. This “oh look at me” glory hound is doing this for one person…..Jolene “Burdine” Loetscher. She won’t even use her real name for the election so she can have name recognition.
I also recall in 2013 she sided with the Tea Area School District over residents of Sioux Falls regarding the issue of a grade school being built within Sioux Falls city limits. Her reasoning was that it was financially beneficial for her home value to have that school in the neighborhood. At the time, she did not have any children, much less any of school age.
Something is not right with this chick….beware.

#14 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.16.18 at 8:12 pm

How does not having any children make the financial benefits of having a school in your neighborhood impossible or less attractive?

Oh, and maybe ThuneHaken should tell Tapio to tell Trump that Ivanka should go by Kushner, huh? (Oh, that’s right, she’s not running until 2024,….My bad…)

#15 The Guy from Guernsey on 04.16.18 at 10:54 pm

Those residents of Sioux Falls were also patrons of the Tea School District. /justsayin

#16 My Mistake Mike on 04.17.18 at 9:15 am

Mike H makes a good point. Why is Jolene going out of her way NOT to talk about leading the Tea school vote? I’d think that is more relevant in a mayoral election than talking about “8 jobs” she might have worked 20 years ago in college.

#17 My Mistake Mike on 04.17.18 at 9:19 am

Let’s take a trip in the way-back machine …
http://www.keloland.com/news/article/news/tea-group-working-to-get-school-bond-passed

#18 D@ily Spin on 04.17.18 at 9:31 am

Mike H. sounds like he’s being interviewed by Bush on the bus. Nobody refers to a woman professional and mother as ‘Chick’. Prolly a groper who dresses Coca Cola Cowboy when PBR comes to town.

#19 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.17.18 at 11:08 am

Speaking of the “way-back machine,” whatever happen to Paul’s Goggle glasses?

#20 Rachel on 04.17.18 at 11:19 pm

Nailed it Day Spin. If we factor out all of Paul’s “intolerant social views”, we are left with someone when given The opportunity to be transparent has dodged questions. Click Rain has had some shady dealings.

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