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Thursday, May 8, 2014

The political consultant always rings twice: campaign mailer follies

Posted By on Thu, May 8, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Does it ever seem to you that all the political advertising is really just the same? It's not always your imagination. Sometimes the political advertising really is just the same. Local website 2politicaljunkies yesterday turned up the fact that state Reps Adam Ravenstahl and Harry Readshaw were both using the same clip art in a mailer advising voters about their education plans.

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As PoliticsPA explained in a follow-up post earlier today, the duplication stems from the fact that both campaigns have retained the same consulting group, 7 Points Consulting, for their election efforts. Although you might think that would make such a snafu a bit less likely.

But lest we progressives grow too smug ... Ravenstahl challenger Tom Michalow has had his own mailer problem. This mailer was sent to City Paper by a 20th district voter who noted that both the name of the state and the word "legislative" are misspelled.

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"And Michalow is a teacher!" exclaimed the resident. Although in fairness ... he teaches German, where a few extra consonants rarely go amiss.

In any case, let the political blogger who has never committed a typo cast the first stone.

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