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Oct 3

"Chad" — 9/29/2012

Learn more about candidates Chad Anderson (“Family Man, concerned parent, active citizen, good neighbor”) and Shep DeVore (“shameless creep,” “notorious slumlord”) in last weekend’s “Chad” script. Now that’s a debate I’d like to see.

[More videos from the September 29, 2012 broadcast]

Politics is a wonderful way to make loyal friends: that’s one of the rewards. It’s also a fine way to connect to the real world around you. We tend to live in our own heads, in a swirl of prejudice and lovely notions and borrowed ideas, but when you run for office and start to think about the actual work of government, you have a chance to learn about real life —— about money, about poverty and illness and the education of children, about the construction business, about bureaucracy —— and that is another reward.

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Garrison offers some advice for running a successful political campaign in his latest Post to the Host response.

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