World Of Warcraft Gamer Wins Seat In Maine Senate

The 2012 election featured many historic firsts, but surely all pale in comparison to the victory by previously discussed Maine state senate candidate hopeful Colleen Lachowicz. Despite advertising from Lachowicz’s Republican opponent attacking her over her online role playing, it seems that America is comfortable electing a gamer to public office.  Ars Technica adds:

The attacks on Lachowicz’s gaming generated an outpouring of support from around the world. Supporters raised $6300 to promote her candidacy. Because Lachowicz accepted public funds under Maine’s “clean elections” law, she wasn’t legally permitted to accept the money herself. So the money was donated to an independent Political Action Committee.

3 Comments on "World Of Warcraft Gamer Wins Seat In Maine Senate"

  1. That’s what I’m talking about!

  2. "Big" Richard Johnson | Nov 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm |

    Good for her. Hopefully she finds a better MMO.

  3. Kevin Leonard | Nov 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm |

    At least we know how she spends all of her free time. Better than pedophilia or cocaine and prostitutes.

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