LEO Founder's Opponent Uses Columns Against Him

september 26, 2006  03:05 pm
In a press conference Friday, U.S. Rep. Anne Northup criticized her opponent John Yarmuth, founder of the Louisville Eccentric Observer, for the "goofy" ideas in his columns, The Courier-Journal reports. Northup pointed to specific issues, such as legalizing marijuana and eliminating Social Security, but she also cited a 2004 column in which Yarmuth laid out a "damage control playbook for embarrassing statements." Northup suggested he would follow his own advice and either ignore the claims or say they were taken out of context. Her campaign has created a Web site, theyarmuthrecord.com, specifically to post the most controversial statements from Yarmuth's columns and speeches.