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Is Laurie Dobson for real? *update*

The third party candidate for US Senate, who's running as an independent against Tom Allen and Susan Collins, says that she is. She's filed paperwork with the FEC, but no campaign contributions show up yet. Her candidacy has caused a bit of a fracas at DailyKos.com, the progressive blog site, where she's angrily fired back at those who say her campaign is based on vanity.

She sends out emails to the press -- the latest one, sent around on Saturday, calls on presidential candidates and Congress "to create a five-year moratorium on residential and commercial foreclosures," which she says threated "all Mainers, not just cash-strapped homeowners."

The trouble is, that same email says her platform is "covered in depth at her website, www.DobsonforSenate.com" -- but as of this afternoon, that web site is merely a placeholder -- that is, if you type "dobsonforsenate.com" (as many of us do these days, foregoing the "www") -- thank you, reader Tom, for pointing out that if you INCLUDE the WWW, the site is up and running! oops -- my tech-savviness got the better of me. You can check out http://lauriedobson.blogspot.com/, however, for more information on Dobson's phantom campaign, which stresses ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, impeaching the president and veep, and "free medical coverage for all those serving their country and their families."

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