Carol LeDoux advances in bid for husb...

Carol LeDoux advances in bid for husband's Anoka board seat; will f...

There are 5 comments on the story from Aug 10, 2010, titled Carol LeDoux advances in bid for husband's Anoka board seat; will f.... In it, reports that:

With three incumbents stepping down, more than a dozen candidates had set out to become the newest members of the Anoka County board.

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Since: Jan 09

Gothem city

#1 Aug 11, 2010
I do not know Carol but Scott LeDoux is one of the most genuine good guys you will ever meet.

Keep fighting Scott.
oh Lord

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Aug 11, 2010
Becky Fink, abrasive media-seeking spotlight grabber.

Carol LeDoux, who misrepresented herself as Scott by recycling his old large lawn signs bearing his name, lacking hers, and carrying boxing glove graphics. Real honest and forthcoming.
LGA Larry

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Aug 11, 2010

The mainstream media finally picked up on the story

of Scott's wife using his old campaign signs as her own and creating

confusion amongst voters in the district, many of whom believe it is Scott who is running and not his wife.

The article's primary virtue was demonstrating beyond a doubt the

arrogance of Scott's wife and the little regard she apparently has for the taxpayers she wants to represent on the county board.

First, LeDoux admitted that her signs did not carry the proper disclaimer for her campaign. State law clearly states in part:

"A person who participates in the preparation or dissemination of campaign material... that does not prominently include the name and address of the person or committee causing the material to be prepared or disseminated in a disclaimer substantially in the form provided in paragraph (b) or (c) is guilty of a misdemeanor."

Hamline professor David Schultz accurately described why it's illegal not to displayer a disclaimer on campaign literature. Said Schultz, "The whole intent of that law is to give voters information regarding who is putting up these signs and what candidate it is and what political committee it is."

Thus, it appears that the lack of an accurate disclaimer is part and

parcel of the primary complaint many have regarding Scott's Wife's campaign. Namely, that it confuses voters by blurring the distinctions between Scott's campaign and Scott's Wife's campaign.

Moreover, if Carol LeDoux can't follow the law, why should she get to make laws? Why does she think she doesn't have to post an accurate disclaimer like the other candidates? A bit of arrogance?

Even worse, LeDoux tried to claim that her campaign doesn't have to count the transfer of the lawn signs as an in-kind contribution from Scott's campaign because "signs on the way to the landfill have no value."

Not quite. The lawn signs have definite economic value within a political context because they relieve Scott's Wife from having to purchase signs of her own. Every sign she gets from Scott's campaign is a sign she doesn't have to buy, saving her campaign precious money.

Again, Professor Schultz disagrees, " That wouldn't be accurate if they're actually able to use them and save money by not having to get more signs."

In addition, the signs have intrinsic value because they don't go to a

landfill. These signs are made of corrugated plastic and are recycled. There is a multi-billion secondary market for recycled petroleum byproducts like plastic lawn signs. The same holds true for the iron rebar sign posts. Anyone could take these signs and the rebar to a recycle/scrap dealer and get money.

Frankly, the argument is asinine. Does an old car have no value when sent to the scrap yard? How about an old washer/dryer combo? Just because something is being kicked to the curb doesn't mean it lacks monetary value.

Finally, countless other campaign treasurers on both sides of the

political aisle would disagree. Any check of campaign finance reports shows that many, many campaigns list the donation of signs and rebar to other campaigns as an in-kind contribution with monetary value.

The Watchdog will be checking county commissioner campaign finance reports this week and we'll be sure to see whether Scott's Wife listed the donated signs and rebar as in-kind contribution.

No value? Puhleeze...

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Aug 11, 2010

I agree that Scott LeDoux is our own champion Neighbor and citizen.

I voted for Carol LeDoux not out of a sympathy for Scott and the battle he is in for his life.

Carol is very intelligent and capable, and I hope everyone will give her a chance to show the strength of a woman, a wife, neverending care giver. I am impressed by her strength and loyality without a whimper. She will respect her position in the same loyality, there is not much more to expect from a candidate.

Grandmaster called it right, Scott Le Doux is known as a prince of a man by everyone he associates with, Scott is one of the anti smokers that I will always admire, Good luck Carol..and especially Scott in your battle, Prayers for you.
no problem

Lindstrom, MN

#5 Aug 11, 2010
I am totally shocked by the stupidity of some people on here complaining that by using Scott's old campaign signs that Carol is misleading the voters in her area. If anyone that is in the voting district she is running in does not know that Scott is not running I doubt if they are smart enough to vote. This woman is a brave person who has some big shoes to fill and she will do it.

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