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Horse sense: Web offers political information

January 30, 2006View for printing

Turn on your computer and log on. It's another election year, and more campaigning than ever before is being done in cyberspace.

Candidates still travel across the state to meet and greet Montanans and speak at gatherings. They continue to raise money for their campaigns at events in cities and towns. That's in addition to soliciting money by mail and dialing for dollars over the phone. These activities probably will never change.

Each election cycle, the Internet plays an even more critical role for statewide candidates and political parties. It's now a necessity for people running for statewide office to put up Web sites to get their message out and, of course, to raise money via credit cards.

Charles S. Johnson

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