National Affairs: The High Cost of Running

In the hill country of southeastern Kentucky, politics demands something slightly more personal than a television smile or a political machine. Just what it does demand was outlined last week by young (34), brawny Sheriff George Wooton, who was a candidate for Leslie County Judge in the August 1 primary. Wrote Wooton in a campaign report to the county's only newspaper, the Thousandsticks (weekly circ. 735):

"Lost three months and 20 days canvassing the county. Lost 1,360 hours of sleep studying about the election. Lost six acres of corn and a lot of sweet 'taters. Lost two front teeth and a lot...

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