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The Sun really wimped out when it endorsed Brown for governor

The Sun's endorsement of Anthony Brown for governor is hardly a profile in courage ("Brown for governor," Oct. 26).

Maryland is a heavily Democratic state, and Mr. Brown is the likely winner. The Sun, perhaps with memories of the unpleasantness during the Ehrlich administration, is surely interested in good relations with the next administration.

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The Sun was spot on in its condemnation of the "mendacity" of Mr. Brown's negative ad campaign, but it did not take that displeasure to its logical conclusion — which would have been to withhold its endorsement.

Apparently, The Sun is content with a governor who is willing to be untruthful. What most Marylanders now realize is that neither of the two major party candidates has earned an endorsement — or anyone's vote.

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We are told that everybody dislikes negative ads, but the fact is they work. And they will continue to work until voters start punishing candidates for using them.

I plan on writing in Heather Mizeur for governor. I am under no illusions — Mr. Brown will likely win anyway, but I hope there are at least enough of us doing the same to make him sweat on election night.

George Kaplan, Colora

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