With Raleigh’s City Council election two weeks away, campaign materials are piling up in residents’ mailboxes. So far, two of these mailers have arrived with misspellings.
At-large candidate Stacy Miller’s mailer spelled Raleigh as “Raliegh” in one instance but not in others, suggesting a slip of the fingers.
District B candidate John Odom, who spent 16 years on the council before losing his seat to David Cox two years ago, misspelled Mayor Nancy McFarlane’s last name as “McFarland” – twice. McFarlane’s name is also spelled incorrectly on Odom’s website.
Campaign finance reports show Odom’s campaign spent $413 on fliers in the most recent filing period. At the beginning of the month, Miller’s campaign had spent $2,472 on printing services, which could include campaign signs as well as fliers.
“We’ve been backed up and in a hurry to get the mail out,” said Brad Crone, a spokesman for Miller’s campaign. “There are more than 18,000 pieces of mail going out to Raleigh voters.”
We at The N&O would like extend our greatest sympathies to the candidates, as we know all too well what it’s like to publish the occasional misprint.
Gargan: 919-829-4807; @hgargan