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Friday, October 22, 2010

Searching for a candidate

Posted By on Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 6:20 AM

I don't have a link for you, but I thought I'd mention that the West Memphis newspaper continues hard on the trail of the Democratic candidate for state representative District 54, Fred Smith, putatively from Crawfordsville. The nub of the reporting is that nobody seems to be able to locate the elusive Mr. Smith, a former Harlem Globetrotter, including the state Ethics Commission, which would like to ask him about failure to file required financial disclosure forms. Evidence that he actually lives in Crawfordsville is scant. More compelling evidence has been compiled suggesting he lives in Mississippi.

Perhaps after he's elected (he has no opposition except a write-in) somebody can serve papers on him at the state House of Representatives chamber. Presumably he'll fill out the necessary paperwork to get a paycheck and per diem. Candidates he defeated in the primary have asked the state Democratic Party to investigate and there's talk of a legal challenge. But, so far, the former 'Trotter's hidden ball trick seems to be working.

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