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ELECTION: Disappointing campaign in 31st district

Letter by Camille Buchanan, Sumner on Sep. 21, 2010 at 5:25 pm | 7 Comments »
September 21, 2010 5:25 pm

All this media coverage, due to the unsavory election strategy of both Pam Roach and Matt Richardson, has diverted the attention for any real discussion and debate on what the candidates will do to represent us.

The unauthorized Matt Richarson website Chris Clifford created and promotes – and obviously Pam Roach – get in the way of real debate to earn each vote for the November election. Clifford’s ex-wife denounced in the paper the content of Clifford’s website smear of Richardson. The ongoing saga reported in all news media further adds confusion as to what is truth and what is bully campaign tactics.

So we the voters are cheated out of a fair election where the media surge has sucked all the oxygen out of any hopes of knowing who is honest, fair and what they will do to represent us. I would like to see a town hal-style meeting prior to the absentee ballots being distributed so both Roach and Richardson can be on the hot seat to answer our questions on how they will handle all the issues and represent the voters of the 31st district. Otherwise what has occurred cheapens our political process, and we the voters are in a no-win situation.

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