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Misplaced blame for high gas prices
By Chuck Kajer
Republicans are betting that higher gas prices are going result in a voter mood swing that will come back to haunt DFL'ers in this fall's legislative elections. They have announced a $100,000 ad campaign blaming the state's new gas tax for higher gas prices.
The state's new transportation bill, which the DFL-controlled legislature put into law by overriding Gov. Pawlenty's veto of the transportation bill, has resulted in a series of gas tax increases that went into effect last month.