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Maine State Senator Playing Orc on World of Warcraft Elected Despite Opponents Attacks On Her Gaming Hobby

Posted by hawke@rpgresearch.com at Nov 08, 2012 10:50 AM |
Colleen Lachowicz, Democrat for Maine state senate, won despite attacks claiming concern over her "fitness for office" due to her online "disturbing alter ego". These attacks from her opposition were targeting her online gaming in World of Warcraft...

Lachowicz's opposition made claims about her "disturbing alter ego" in the game, questioning her "fitness for office".

She reportedly also raised some of her funds from other gamers, and her opposition tried to block those funds.

Also interesting to note that Marketplace Morning Edition reported her as Orc "Assassin", instead of Rogue.

Player: Colleen Lachowicz
IRL: State Senate District 25, Maine.
Game: Online Gaming WoW.
Character: Santiaga, Level 85 Orc Rogue.


Related:

Marketplace Morning Edition November 8th, 2012 - Morning Open - beginning at 6:38
http://www.marketplace.org/node/66616/player/popout


Slashdot.org

http://politics.slashdot.org/story/12/11/07/1740212/world-of-warcraft-candidate-for-maine-state-senate-wins-election


Salon.com

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/08/maine_dem_wins_race_despite_%E2%80%9Cworld_of_warcraft%E2%80%9D_hobby/


NBC News

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/ingame/republicans-out-democrat-world-warcraft-witch-hunt-6283586



New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/world-warcraft-gamer-reviled-hobby-wins-maine-state-senate-seat-article-1.1198312



ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/maine-candidates-world-of-warcraft-persona-stirs-debate/


Game Politics.com
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2012/10/05/maine-state-senate-candidate-responds-wow-attack

 

 

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