The Fastest Way to Kill Your Campaign…

I’ve seen some weird things in my life. Weird, weird things. But this one seems to take the political cake:

WJZ.COM has learned police arrested David Dickerson, the Baltimore native running as a Democrat for the US Senate. He is charged with rape and assault.

Dickerson allegedly ordered a mail order bride from Latvia and repeatedly assaulted her. isn’t commenting on the news. Weirder still, there are no pictures of the Dickerson family on the campaign site, and the campaign biography for Dickerson goes on at significant length about Dickerson’s heritage, only to offhandedly mention his wife in one half-sentence, one that I’m sure will be lampooned at length at this point: “David’s wife is a legal permanent resident from Europe as well, so understanding how to reconcile cultural differences with different religion and thinking has been a part of his life.

There’s more here from WBAL:

According to charging documents, the victim said she and her husband met in her home country of Latvia and married last year when she was 18. She told police that shortly after moving back to the United States, she was deprived of food and physically abused — even after becoming pregnant.

YIkes. This one is going to be ugly. They say the fastest way to kill your campaign is to get caught in bed with a live man or a dead woman, but I think they need to add this one to the list.

2 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 3:51 pm

    Or maybe “the fastest way to endanger your future political aspirations is to marry a mail-order bride less than half your age.”

  2. Vote Against Violence PAC (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 7:50 pm

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