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Last-minute allegations before election day from Martin, Corrigan

By Bill Raack, St. Louis Public Radio


With just four days left before election day, candidates are doing everything possible to attract the support of undecided voters. That includes late attacks on their opponents' actions.

Both Republican 3rd district congressional candidate Ed Martin and Republican St. Louis County Executive challenger Bill Corrigan released statements today accusing their opponents, Russ Carnahan and Charlie Dooley respectively, of unethical behavior.

University of Missouri-St. Louis political science professor David Kimball says it's a pretty standard campaign tactic.

"Oh yes, and I think particularly candidates who are challenging and incumbent and maybe candidates who are trailing in the polls or trying to catch someone," Kimball said.

Kimball also said that such late accusations are aimed at undecided voters. He believes they probably don't influence voters as much as the candidates would hope.


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