Title

"City" piece on the Portland City Council election campaign pitting candidate Et

Authors

Al Diamon

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

4-22-1999

Pages

8, 9

Abstract

"City" piece on the Portland City Council election campaign pitting candidate Ethan Strimling against incumbent councilor Jack Dawson. Strimling recently sent out a letter implying that Dawson doesn't support the city's gay rights ordinance, and charges Dawson voted to reduce public funding for The AIDS Project. Dawson said neither allegation is true. According to official council meeting minutes, Dawson not only voted for a motion to increase funding for The AIDS Project, he seconded the motion. Meanwhile, the Dawson camp is circulating a packet of newspaper clippings featuring stories about the Maine Peace Action Committee, a group that Strimling headed during his college days. According to Dawson supporters, the articles show that Strimling held extreme views on such issues as the Persian Gulf war, apartheid in South Africa and U.S. policy in Central America.

Subjects

Campaigns, Political -- 1999, Candidates, Political -- 1999, Philip Dawson, Ethan Strimling

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