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Thursday, December 22, 2005

St Cloud Times Profiles Ox and Clark

Tarryl Clark

This lists Clark's endorsements: Education Minnesota and League of Conservation Voters

Dan Ochsner "Ox"

Ox's endorsements only include MCCL. The Chamber of Commerce took a pass. I wonder what the story behind that one was.

The profile also mentioned photoshop-gate:

Next, one of his campaign mailings was criticized for doctoring a photo taken at a 2004 St. Cloud rally for President Bush to make it appear as though it were a rally for Ochsner, and for a picture of him and his wife, Jan, with a godchild that could leave the impression that the child is his.

As long as the doctored rally photo belongs to Ochsner, there is nothing illegal about altering it, said David Schultz, a professor at Hamline University and the University of Minnesota who specializes in election law.

"On ethical grounds, it is very, very deceptive," he said. "On legal grounds ... I suspect he's safe."

Ochsner said he didn't pick the photos for the fliers and can't help it if people misconstrue them.

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