Unfortunately, the premise that Mr. Marshall's campaign was a grassroots effort is far from the truth. Just a little bit of investigation reveals that in October and November of 2006, he received $159,000 from the Republican State Committee. That's hardly the mom-and-pop grassroots campaign your paper described.
It may have started with $10 firehall dinners, but by the end of it, 92 percent of his campaign financing came from the Republican Party! How can any representative effectively legislate on his own values when he owes so much to the insiders who got him elected?
Sorry, Mr. Marshall, but the headline should have been "another election bought and paid for."