The online Republican friend that wasn’t
DFL strategist Nate Dybvig ginned up media coverage with bogus conservative online identity
Joe Forkeybolo apparently doesn’t exist in the real world.
Rather, he appears to be the conservative alter-ego of Democratic operative Nate Dybvig, who, through his public relations firm Minnesota Media Services, represents multiple interests in the state, including the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association, and former DFL 8th Congressional District candidate Jeff Anderson.
Currently, Dybvig is an unpaid campaign spokesman for Brian Barnes, who’s looking to unseat Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District. Dybvig’s wife, Liz McLoone, is campaign manager.
via Capitol View.