Skip to comments.Former Candidate Staged Crash To Aid Campaign
Posted on 11/26/2007 10:06:49 AM PST by casino66
DOVER, N.H. -- A congressional candidate staged a car crash, fabricated his disappearance and altered his appearance to gain publicity for his 2006 campaign, prosecutors alleged in court documents.
Investigators said that Gary Dodds faked an accident and disappearance in April 2006 because he believed that the publicity would increase the visibility of his primary campaign for the U.S. House.
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Hmm... Whig ?
Alternate headline if he were republican: Republican Candidate Evil!
This thread captures it from the start:
He was partyless then also. New Hampshire protects its politicians. /s
It’s there, although at the end.
Classic to bury the big D in the last paragraph, which is of course the part most likely to be dropped for space reasons. The writer can say he put it in, only to have an editor take it out.
Ain’t that the truth. He would have been crucified and many threads about it on the DUmmy site.
No need to guess...
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Oct. 22nd Saturday
3rd Annual Portsmouth Democratic Banquet@ Elks Lodge Portsmouth, 6PM - speaking Gary Dodds
Oct. 23nd Accountability Coalition @ Rye Public Library Rye, 7PM - speaking Gary Dodds
Oct. 24th Rochingham Democrats meeting @ loaf & laddle, Exeter 7PM - Attending Gary Dodds
Oct. 25th Mayoral Debate/ Breakfast @ Center of NH, Manchester 8AM - Attending Gary Dodds
Oct. 25th Hampton Democrats meeting @ Hampton Public Library - speaking Gary Dodds
Oct. 27th Somersworth Democrats meeting - Attending Gary Dodds
Exactly how it works.
Check out his "story."
Seated in a wheelchair, he appeared with his wife, Cindy, and their two daughters. Dodds told the media he was alone when the accident occurred April 5 about 8:15 p.m. as he was traveling to meet with his campaign treasurer. He lost control of his 1997 Lincoln Continental, hit a guardrail on the southbound side of the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover, and went missing until a rescue dog found him the following evening.
On Friday he said he remembered the roads being snow-covered; his air bags opening; being exhausted, wet and cold; and hearing helicopters that "seemed far away." He said he also recalled climbing a hill, then covering himself with leaves for warmth.
"I have three women in my life," said Dodds before introducing his wife and young daughters. "This has been a great ordeal. I am thankful to be alive and going home. Its been a lot for me and a lot for my family."
Dodds thanked rescuers, hospital staff and friends, said he is still unable to walk or drive and will be "scaling back" his campaign to unseat Congressman Jeb Bradley until he regains his health.
"Im going to be taking each day one day at a time," he said. "I hope to resume a full schedule as soon as possible. Thats all I have to say."
What a piece of work!
I swear Gary Siplin did this very thing in a local election in Orange county florida. The day before the election he gets in odd hit and run where he’s made out to be heroic.
He is a dem and has been indicted on something or another.
Did a quick Google of Gary. Seems he has had a rather colorful career. Did he ever get any time for his grand theft charge?
I don't think so. Slap on the wrist if I recall correctly.
No, my guess was the Free Soil Party. Since it wasn’t in the headline, I had to make an educated guess as to his party affiliation. The MSM and Nancy Pelosi told me that only republicans are corrupt and unethical.