Despe alegerile din al 18-lea district senatorial din Connecticut nu se ştie prea mult în lume şi, la o adică, nici în Statele Unite. Totuşi candidaţii Andrew Maynard şi Stuart Norman au reuşit să-i scoată puţin circumscripţia din anonimat agreând un „pact de civilitate”
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„After one of the first events of the campaign, Andy and I got talking in the hallway, and I talked about how a campaign of civility and respect would be good,” said Norman, who lives in Griswold. „I said, ‘Andy, you might have better name recognition than me and if the press catches on, it could help me more than you,’ ” he said, noting that the unlikely partnership could boost his lesser-known campaign.
„And [Maynard] said, ‘I still want to do it,’ ” Norman said. „I wouldn’t go as far as saying Andy and I have become good friends, but we respect each other.”
Nu numai că au ales o campanie fără atacuri, dar cei doi chiar îşi fac parte din campanie împreună organizând dezbateri cu public.
Throughout the evening, the two men were exceedingly polite to one another, displaying conduct rarely associated with politics and government. It’s an ongoing, open dialogue like theirs, both men said, that will be necessary for state officials working to solve Connecticut’s budget problems.
Chiar şi aşa districtul şi campania lor nu au devenit tocmai celebre. Eu unul am aflat dintr-o emisiune umoristică