Letter: Incumbent rewarded after abandoning campaign promises

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Editor,

There is too much truth to your column about the low voter turnout in the May 6th primary. While doing research for an English Comp class in college several years ago, I found that the original definition of “politician” was “a corrupt statesman;” a derogatory moniker to be avoided at that time but, no longer. Republican voters renominated, for their congressional representative, a “politician” who, after previously being elected, did the exact opposite of what was promised while campaigning. Incumbents certainly have an advantage but they also have a documented record of their performance so, absence apathy and ignorance, there is no excuse for rewarding dishonesty. Shame on those who blindly voted to continue to be represented by another merely dishonest politician.

John Barbour, 46032

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