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Arthur Dorman

Candidates try to paint differences

After a bruising and expensive primary match-up in September, state Sen. John A. Giannetti Jr. and James C. Rosapepe are back at it in a race for the District 21 seat. Their positions are the same, but this time, their parties are different.

Giannetti, who was defeated resoundingly in the Democratic primary last month, is now seeking the seat as a Republican, following the withdrawal of the GOP nominee.

The freshman senator lost the support of two Democratic delegates from District 21 after siding on several high-profile issues with Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. But Giannetti blames his Democratic primary loss on low voter turnout, the predominance of "partisan...