Trackers aggressively pursuing politicians in pursuit of political gaffes

Trackers aggressively pursuing politicians in pursuit of political gaffes

Trackers aggressively pursuing politicians in pursuit of political gaffes

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Political trackers are pushing harder and harder to find political gaffes and blunders like the one that sank former U.S. Sen. George Allen's career in 2006.

Marion County Judge Jose Salinas called the police after Republican tracker Kurt Holland followed him from an Indianapolis event last month. Holland resigned after telling police he had been hired by the National Republican Senatorial Committee to track Democratic Senate candidate Joe Donnelly.

Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock has previously complained about aggressive trackers sitting outside his southwest Indiana home. Donnelly says trackers from both parties should know their limits but says their presence shouldn't keep politicians from appearing in public.

Indiana Republican Party spokesman Pete Seat says trackers should do what journalists do and follow candidates to events and record what they say.

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