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Democratic Strategist Pranks Bachmann Campaign

Tyler Jones of Charleston, co-founder of SC Forward Progress, makes a list of Bachmann supporters and volunteers.

Tyler Jones, a Charleston-area Democratic strategist and co-founder of SC Forward Progress, pulled one over on a major GOP campaign today.

When Rep. Michele Bachmann's campaign sent out a list of 89 supporters and volunteers across the state, Jones made the list.

Jones said he received an email from the campaign asking for his support, and he replied yes. His name was released to media today proclaiming him as a supporter, though Jones' name is found on dozens of videos and websites that poke fun at Bachmann and other Republicans.

"I'm having some fun with it today, but if she can't catch a little prank like this, it shows that she's not who we need as president," said Jones, whose organization has been poking fun at GOP candidates and their supporters for more than a year.

Later in the day, the Bachmann campaign admitted the mistake and removed Jones name from the list.

"Earlier today, Team Bachmann announced our South Carolina grassroots team and listed the name of Tyler Jones who had indicated he was supportive of Michele Bachmann and wanted to assist the campaign. Team Bachmann has since learned the information he submitted is false."

Though Jones is an ardent Democrat, he said his support of Bachmann for the Republican nomination is genuine.

"I will help her get the nomination, because I think she's the only candidate that will give Barack Obama a 50-state victory," he said. "It just shows that while she says she's organized in South Carolina, they are in chaos."

Chris Holly December 28, 2011 at 03:01 PM
When did we go back to the 9th grade?? This is a news story? we as a people are the "joke".
Gary December 28, 2011 at 04:07 PM
It seems the easiest thing in the world to do is have a Republican look stupid
Fredric L. Rice December 28, 2011 at 05:34 PM
To be fair, her IQ is at best 70, and we can expect that her Wall Street handlers have long since abandoned her to her lunacy. It was not at all difficult to fool the unfortunate woman.
Ellen December 29, 2011 at 03:14 AM
Wow.... appears the true colors of the Democratic party are shining here today...
Dennis Wenger December 29, 2011 at 11:47 AM
If only BHO were a real Democrat, and had real Democrats working for him, instead of the Socialist immature grunts who drank the Mob's Kool Aid.

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