Magazine article Politics Magazine

Your Dilemma

Magazine article Politics Magazine

Your Dilemma

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While doing due diligence, our researchers dug up some troubling information on our own candidate. Fortunately, it didn't come out during the campaign. But it could be helpful--especially if I ever run a campaign against this particular candidate in the future. Should I destroy all sensitive records after my campaign is over?

Your Choices ...

I think I know this guy. He also has no qualms about avoiding the financial disclosure rules either, so long as he can hide behind dummy front groups located in back-alley warehouses, among the other rats. Seriously though, as they said in Seinfeld, the info should go in "the vault" and he should throw away the key.

--D.L., Democratic direct mail consultant, California

No researcher with any class or honor should take the coin of one candidate, learn his or her confidences and secrets, and then work against that same candidate in the future. Only one exception comes to mind: if the candidate turned and became willfully destructive to the party and cause. Four former clients just ran for president. …

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