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Submission + - State Senate Candidate Under Fire for Playing World of Warcraft (bbc.co.uk)

ianare writes: The gaming hobby of a political candidate has become an issue in a state senate race in Maine. Colleen Lachowicz's liking for back-stabbing and poison in WoW raise questions about her "fitness for office", Republicans claim. They've also detailed some of the comments Ms Lachowicz has made while talking about her orc rogue, in particular highlighting her affection for the ability to stab things and kill people without suffering a jail sentence.
"I think it's weird that I'm being targeted for playing online games," said Ms Lachowicz in a statement. "Apparently I'm in good company since there are 183 million other Americans who also enjoy online games.

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Election Dirty Tricks About To Begin 942

An anonymous reader writes "ABC is warning that dirty election tricks are about to start. In the past, they've ranged from late-night robo-calls to voter intimidation. ABC has a pretty good list of what to watch out for as told by Allen Raymond, a former Republican operative, who was reformed after spending three months in prison in 2006 for pulling some of the stunts he now helps to prevent." To make this story timely, last week someone broke into a McCain campaign office in Missouri and stole a laptop computer containing "strategic information" about the local campaign.

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