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Sunday Spin: McLaughlin criticized for lifted words

One of the first things a candidate does these days, after announcing he or she wants to do good things for the good people of this good community, is get a website.
While any campaign website worth its salt must offer a chance to become a fan on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, on contribute via PayPal, the main purpose is to give voters something about the candidate’s background (Click here for BIO) and ideas (Click here for Issues).
But when voters read a candidates websites, or an e-mail or a campaign letter, for that matter, should they expect the candidate wrote it? Or that the candidate read and approved it? Or that the candidate is simply responsible for it?
These are the questions facing Republican state Senate candidate Nancy McLaughlin, as a Democratic group takes issue with her website’s issues page, as well as some other campaign material…

  

Looking ahead: 3rd District Senate race

For candidates in two-person primary races, like Democrat Andy Billig and Republican Nancy McLaughlin, the primary offers them a chance to see how they stack up, head to head, right now.

This map shows the margin of victory for each candidate in the 3rd Legislative District precincts. Billig owes his 19 point margin in part to the fact that he won some precincts with much higher vote totals than McLaughlin.

For more detail, check out the PDF.


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