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Lots of plumbers, but no Joes: Candidates are more careful when naming names this year

Eric Ostermeier predicts candidates will shy away from using names of individuals affected by policies.

"I don't think either of these candidates wants to have their own Joe the Plumber," said Eric Ostermeier, a political science professor at the University of Minnesota who writes the Smart Politics blog.

Daily News
October 1, 2012

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