LEO Founder Accused of Contradicting His Columns

september 19, 2006  02:30 pm
John Yarmuth, founder of the Louisville Eccentric Observer and Democratic candidate for the 3rd District seat in the House of Representatives, has accused his opponent of "mudslinging," The Courier-Journal reports. Ads for Republican incumbent Anne Northup compare statements Yarmuth has made on the campaign trail to those he made in his LEO column, which ran until Yarmuth declared his candidacy in January. Yarmuth says the quotes were taken from old columns, and circumstances have changed since their publication. Northup "talk[s] about something her opponent may have done 15 years ago" instead of discussing her own record, Yarmuth says.