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I know y'all are in an uproar over Romney's threat to cut funding for PBS. The GOP really has it in for Sesame Street for some reason.

But I'd like to ask for your help. A guildie of mine in the Wreck List, Santiaga, is running for the State Senate in Maine.

Well, apparently the Maine GOP found out that she posts here and plays World of Warcraft, and they set up a site attacking her over it.

The story's at Wonkette, at Huffington Post, at Politico, and on the news.

Look, Colleen Lachowicz is a friend of mine. During the awful, awful year we had, she and her husband drove down from Maine to give poor traumatized Little a Maine teddy bear and deliver a bunch of warm winter clothes from the guild. She has consistently run a clean, honest campaign, and this is the best that the Maine GOP can do against her.

Well, here's a link to the Save Santiaga ActBlue page. When I get the info, I'll post a link for how you can help her with phone banking. Without Colleen and Ed, we wouldn't have had a Wreck List, and I won't stand by and let the GOP attack friends of mine, good people that have been there for me and for us, without a response.

[EDIT] Send me a Kosmail message and I can give you the number to call for Colleen's phone banking.

Here's the official Colleen Lachowicz for State Senate response:(I'm going to wildly assume that reposting a press release is OK, if not let me know)

Statement on Attacks
October 4, 2012 — Colleen Lachowicz
Here is a statement from our campaign in response to the personal attacks made on Colleen by the Maine Republican Party. If anyone has further questions, Ericka Dodge can be reached at 232-5892.

Ed Lachowicz

Campaign Manager, Colleen Lachowicz for State Senate


Waterville, ME—State Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz released the following statement in response to an attack piece sent out by the Maine Republican Party.

Colleen Lachowicz says, “I think it’s weird that I’m being targeted for playing online games. Apparently I’m in good company since there are 183 million other Americans who also enjoy online games. What’s next? Will I be ostracized for playing Angry Birds or Words with Friends? If so, guilty as charged!”

Lachowicz added, “What’s really weird is that the Republicans are going after my hobbies instead of talking about their record while they’ve been running Augusta for the last two years. Instead of talking about what they’re doing for Maine people, they’re making fun of me for playing video games. Did you know that more people over the age of 50 play video games than under the age of 18? As a gamer, I’m in good company with folks like Jodie Foster, Vin Diesel, Mike Myers, and Robin Williams. Maybe it’s the Republican Party that is out of touch.”

According to the Entertainment Software Rating Board, here’s a break down and profile of a gamer in the United States:

65% of U.S. households
49% of 18 – 49 year olds
26% over the age of 50
25% under the age of 18
2 out of 5 people are female
average age of a gamer is 34
$24.8 billion industry

According to the Christian Science Monitor, 183 million Americans play video games.

Originally posted to Moody Loner on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 05:24 PM PDT.

Also republished by SFKossacks.

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