Battle for Marion County Commission District 5
The rainy weather we've had the past week or so has made the ground extra muddy perfect for slinging.
With the primary elections just one day away some politicians are taking the opportunity to do just that: sling mud.
It started with a TV advertisement which criticized the decision making of the Marion County commission's district five incumbent Charlie Stone.
Stone responded to challenger Ray Strickland's tv ads by sending out potentially damaging flyers.
Strickland's ads accused Stone of working for special interests while stone's flyers accused Strickland of not paying property taxes or child support until the court ordered him to.
Both candidate's denied each other's claims.
Charlie Stone says the flyers were designed to show voters Strickland's character, "His claim to be a real true conservative republican was flawed."
Strickland says, "I think the voters have a choice and that choice is a traditional mudslinging politician or a real statesmen."
Even though the two candidates are republicans the district five race is a universal primary, which means anyone can vote in it.
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