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Bruning Defends Seat Vs. 2 Others

Item: Three vie for CdA Seat 5: Candidates disagree on role of government/Alison Boggs, SR

More Info: First-term incumbent John Bruning casts it as positive versus negative. In his view, he’s the positive, having promoted community developments including the city library, the Kroc Center and the education corridor. He views one of his challengers, Steve Adams, as a person who’s against everything. Adams, however, would like to cast the race as one of political philosophy, with himself, a conservative Republican, running against two Democrats, despite the fact that the race is nonpartisan. That’s in a county where an “R” next to a name can greatly tip the scales in a candidate’s favor. The race also includes wild card Amber Copeland, a 30-year-old single mother of four girls who emphasizes that no one on the council represents her demographic.

Question: Who benefits most by having dark-horse Amber Copeland in this race -- incumbent John Bruning or Steve Adams?




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