Candidate as talk show co-host?

Dan C
Sat Jul 15 16:09:50 EDT 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Billings" <>

> The liberal half of WGAN's morning show was on vacation this week.  Ethan
> Strimling, a State Senator from Portland and a candidate for re-election
> this fall, filled in as the co-host.  He has filed in regularly on the 
> show
> over the last couple of years.  It seems weird to me that the station 
> would
> have a candidate for office as a show host on a political talk show just a
> few months before the election.  Thoughts?

Ethan is a good fill-in.  His political status as a candidate did not enter 
into any decision.  If you noticed, he did not tout his political future. 
For the most part it was Mike who referred to him as a state senator, 
Strimling didn't mention it, except when asked.


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