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12/20/2013 6:03:00 PM AFP tactics meant to intimidate legislators
By BEVERLY GARD and DOUG KINSER After reading the Dec. 13 article where Americans for Prosperity (AFP) called Rep. Tom Saunders "naughty" we feel we must give a different perspective on the situation.
Together we have more than 50 years of public service representing Henry County. One of us is Republican and one is Democrat. We often agreed and we also often disagreed on policy issues. What we do strongly agree on is the unfairness of special interest groups such as AFP and the legions of others that roam the Statehouse halls publicly singling out legislators on a few votes without educating the citizens they work for or giving legislators the opportunity to explain why their votes best represent the majority of their constituents. These tactics are designed to intimidate legislators and have no place in the legislative process. Beverly Gard is a former state senator from Greenfield and Doug Kinser is a former state representative from New Castle.
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