Despite Appearances, The Bedford Citizen Had No Part In a Recent Political Mailing

From the Editors of The Bedford Citizen

A recent postcard in opposition to candidate Ken Gordon was sent to selected households. It bears The Bedford Citizen’s distinctive logo, but originates from an unnamed source.

The Bedford Citizen endorses no candidates for office on any level: local, state, or national.

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November 4, 2012 10:14 am

Noah: Thanks for the legal clarification. And no, there isn’t a logo or other sort of identifying features on the card, except for a QR code “to learn more…”. But I am loathe to scan it for fear that I’d be setting myself up for lots more junk mail and spam.

November 3, 2012 9:26 pm

@AmyL- Actually only Federal races require a message stating who paid for the piece, despite popular belief. Out of curiosity, did the piece have a “union bug”? It’s a very small logo, generally in a corner, that certifies that a piece was union-printed. I’d be curious.

November 3, 2012 12:53 pm

Yeah, I was pretty appalled when I got this in the mail. One question: there is no indication whatsoever of who produced/sent it. My understanding is that all political messages were required by law to clearly state the individual/organization behind it; is this true?

On a slightly humerous side-note: I’ve been receiving a lot of junk mail lately that has my street address but someone else’s name on it. This flyer came addressed the same way. Apparently (presumably) Walter Zenkin is buying junk mail data lists instead of simply (and legitimately) using names from the registered voter rolls.