This post has been updated to correctly reflect the date of the special election.
The House GOP campaign committee said Thursday they are launching a TV ad against DFL candidate Andrew Carlson, as he runs in the special election to replace former Rep. Ann Lenczewski, the longtime DFL lawmaker who retired late last year.
Carlson, who sits on the Bloomington City Council, is running against the GOP's Chad Anderson.
The special election is Tuesday, Feb. 9.
According to a news release from the House Republican Campaign Committee, the ad will be in "heavy rotation" and accuse Carlson of voting to raise property taxes, increase electricity rates and approve new garbage collection rules.
A GOP spokesman said the ad will run on cable TV in the area around Bloomington and cost about $5,000.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."