The COMMON SENSE Foundation
Common Sense Foundation david at common-sense.org
Mon Nov 1 17:07:07 EST 2004
ANTI-GAY POLITICS TESTED
Of all the many trends to watch tomorrow, progressives should take note of the performance of candidates who engage in gay-baiting campaign
tactics. It's a disturbing and growing trend in both North and South
Carolina this year.
Here in the Tar Heel State, state senate candidate Julia Boseman seeks
to be the first openly gay legislator in state history. Boseman, whose record as a New Hanover County Commissioner reveals her to be in the "social moderate/fiscal conservative" mold, has been the victim of a
Republican smear campaign based on her sexual orientation.
The smear campaign was so blatant and personal that the Wilmington
Star-News withdrew its endorsement of Boseman's opponent, Republican
Senator Woody White, as a direct result of the gutter tactics, of which Sen. White apparently had advance knowledge.
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