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Story on Kuhl, Massa campaign money could be better

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My representative in Congress placed on his Kuhl for Congress Web site under the head “Kuhl Way Ahead in Money Race” a copy of a story about his and his opponent’s campaign finances.

The story, from their hometown newspaper, has Rep. John R. “Randy” Kuhl, R-Hammondsport, and his Democratic challenger, Eric Massa, trading barbs about who’s raised the most money in and out of the district.

The story — it at least addresses campaign finance — just doesn’t dig deeply enough. If the reporter had used easily available information on Web sites I’ve mentioned many times, a little more time and a calculator, he might have produced a more insightful story. The story could have expanded beyond “he said vs. he said” to how much both have raised out of the district as a percentage of their totals.

It could have shown the financial connections between the top Democratic and GOP House leaders and Rep. Kuhl and Mr. Massa.

Pardon the ego, but compare my take with that of the Corning Leader story. Leader readers could be better served with a little more digging.


Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

July 23, 2006 at 12:15 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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