Matt Birk attacks Michael Brodkorb on Twitter after poll

A KSTP/SurveyUSA poll released Tuesday night showed GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen trailing Gov. Tim Walz by 18 points.

Reaction to that result caused a bit of a dust-up on Twitter after Jensen’s running mate, Matt Birk, tweeted a personal attack against GOP political commentator Michael Brodkorb.

Brodkorb has been a critic of Jensen’s candidacy and his prospects for beating Walz in November throughout the campaign. On Tuesday, Brodkorb reiterated his criticisms of the ticket following the release of the poll.

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“Michael- never heard of you so I looked you up. Google says your expertise is in adulterous affairs and driving while drunk- nothing about politics. Might want to sit this one out bud,” Birk tweeted. (Brodkorb left his staff job at the Minnesota Senate in 2011 after having an affair with his boss. After an alcohol-related car crash in 2013, he has campaigned against drunken driving.)

Brodkorb fired back:

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