Tag Archives: Plagiarism

Les, It Is Time To Simply Stop Spinning

Political scientists will be studying the Les Otten campaign as a wonderful example of what not to do when faced with a political scandal for years. Today, the Portland Press Herald ran a story on the evolving controversy – specifically the resignation of a campaign staffer/consultant – in which Otten continued to try to spin […]

Update: Will Gardiner Was The Staffer Fired

Update:  I hadn’t checked the news since I had started writing this article.  According to the Kennebec Journal, the offending staffer who is responsible for the plagiarism has been made public: A staff writer employed by the gubernatorial campaign of Les Otten has resigned amid allegations the campaign used plagiarized materials, the candidate said today. […]

Poliquin Keeps Pressure On Otten Over Jobs Plan Plagiarism

Bruce Poliquin’s campaign issued the following release today, hitting Les Otten over the plagiarism that exists in his “Jobs Plan”: Brunswick – Today, Bruce Poliquin, candidate for Maine Governor, responded to new evidence that Les Otten plagiarized portions of his “Jobs Plan”. Poliquin also called on major news outlets to investigate the evidence, much of […]

Otten's Team Has Been Busy Covering

Well, this story just keeps getting more interesting. Say nothing of the fact that other Republican campaigns (Bruce Poliquin, specifically) are already starting to attack Otten over these revelations of plagiarism (question:  where is the Maine media on this?), there is yet another layer to this story. It has come to my attention that the […]

Otten’s Team Has Been Busy Covering

Well, this story just keeps getting more interesting. Say nothing of the fact that other Republican campaigns (Bruce Poliquin, specifically) are already starting to attack Otten over these revelations of plagiarism (question:  where is the Maine media on this?), there is yet another layer to this story. It has come to my attention that the […]

Sorry Leslie, You Don't Get To Get Away With This

The story I broke yesterday about Les Otten’s continued and unabashed plagiarism wasn’t the end of the story, it was the beginning of the story. Let’s put aside for the moment that this is just another example in a pattern of disturbing behavior on the part of candidate Otten.  Let’s put aside that he stole […]

Sorry Leslie, You Don’t Get To Get Away With This

The story I broke yesterday about Les Otten’s continued and unabashed plagiarism wasn’t the end of the story, it was the beginning of the story. Let’s put aside for the moment that this is just another example in a pattern of disturbing behavior on the part of candidate Otten.  Let’s put aside that he stole […]