OK, it's a little unorthodox to start attacking a state legislator this early in his reelection campaign. But Democrats couldn't resist making an exception of Republican Rep. Tom DuBois of Columbia. When he started holding town meetings to boast about his crime-fighting credentials, they decided to make DuBois the lucky recipient of the first mudball of the 2008 campaign. It's a mailer hitting the lawmaker for hosting a Mule Day party that attracted underage drinkers. Download file
DuBois, who's unopposed in the Republican primary, faces a Democrat in November with the catchy name Ty Cobb.