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June 15, 2010 > Letter to the editor: Assembly candidate speaks out

Letter to the editor: Assembly candidate speaks out

Now that you have seen the true characters of both Democratic candidates for Assembly District 20, perhaps it is time to start taking a closer look at my campaign.

It's a shame that instead of being willing to take a stand on the issues, both Democratic candidates have simply decided to try to buy their way into office. Who knows what sorts of political favors have been promised to special interest groups to purchase campaign signs, glossy brochures, and TV ads. Of course, some of those things were purchased by political committees supposedly acting independently from the candidates. I assume you believe in the veracity of that as much as I do.

I would hope that a candidate for public office would be willing to stand on his or her own merits and beliefs, not simply party affiliation. And yet, all I seem to see and hear is that people should vote for the Democratic primary election winner simply because he is a registered Democrat. That is not the way to bring the best and the brightest into important positions.

Bob Wieckowski, the Democratic candidate for Assembly District 20, will be squaring off against me in November. I challenge him to debate the issues in front of the people. There is no legitimate excuse to avoid such a debate.

Adnan Shahab
Candidate, State Assembly, 20th District

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