THE ELECTION: Prodding Voters to the Right

Democratic Congressman Dan Glickman of Kansas, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, saw his re-election hopes thwarted last week by a covert operation he did not predict and could not prevent. On the Sunday before the election, the conservative Christian Coalition distributed thousands of "voter guides" throughout Glickman's congressional district. The pamphlets were slipped onto car windshields in church parking lots; some pastors allowed the guides to be distributed inside their churches. The guides, designed to appear objective and distributed close to the election so Glickman couldn't effectively protest them, gave the Congressman negative ratings on hot issues. Example: Glickman was...

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