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"Quick Takes" Continued...

Issue: "Tidings of discomfort and joy," Dec. 28, 2013

Fatal mistake

It’s the sort of bad publicity a political candidate can have trouble recovering from. Marshall County, Ala., sheriff candidate James Maze said condolence letters and calls began flooding in to his family after the local newspaper ran his obituary. The death notice carried a picture of candidate Maze, and even contained some correct information about him. But the article was supposed to be for a different Marshall County man of the same name who recently died. Maze said he’s worried the false obit may hamper his electoral prospects. “It’s going to take me awhile to get everybody to understand I’m not dead,” he said. “It would be kind of hard to get people to give to a dead man.”

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