Two articles in March 10 paper caught my eye. One was about campaign spending and the other about the growing number of Maine families who are going hungry.

It strikes me as a sad state of affairs that, on one hand, we can spend millions slandering and digging up dirt on someone running for office, while, on the other hand, outside their door people are hungry.

I think that for every dollar spent in this country on campaigning for office a matching dollar should go to a worthy cause affecting the lives of the people they want to serve.

Perhaps then the candidates would stop digging up dirt and telling half-truths and give their campaigns some real focus.

Ed Wheaton


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