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The nastiness needs to stop - The Galveston County Daily News: Letters To Editor

July 28, 2015

The nastiness needs to stop

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Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:00 am

These days we are seeing many candidates, and their supporters, making nasty claims and degrading remarks about their opponents.

It occurs to me that if a person needs to go negative about an opponent, then he or she has very little that is positive to add to the debate.

Most of your readers know that I ran for Congress in the 2012 primary election. In that race, most of us were friends, or at least friendly, with each other.

We stuck to the issues and didn’t go negative. Three of us even went so far as to band together to write weekly columns for your paper.

Winning isn’t everything; adding to the debate and making a positive contribution is.

It’s OK to tell folks how you differ from your opponents, but please, quit with the nastiness. Thanks.