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5th District election rematch features evolving images



The names on the ballot and the rhetoric surrounding the 5th Congressional District contest between Republican Ginny Brown-Waite and Democrat John Russell sound familiar. The race, in essence, is a matter of stylistic differences — outside the obvious dog versus cat political divides.

The campaign represents a study in contrasting and evolving public images: Brown-Waite trying to cement her claim as a moderate and Russell’s attempt to shed his more extreme image. Effectiveness is debatable. Read more here.

John Frank, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:38am]


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