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As a former Wheeler campaign worker, my eyebrows went up over Gary Schmidt's "congratulatory" letter to newly elected AD39 Assemblyman Jim Wheeler ("Election's Over," R-C letters to the editor Nov. 14).

Mr. Schmidt's sanctimonious concern over Jim Wheeler's acceptance of what Schmidt labels "special interest" campaign contributions "after he was elected" is a bit rich.

Mr. Schmidt positioned himself to run against Wheeler in the District 39 Republican primary by changing his party registration from Democrat to Republican and moving his residence from Washoe to Lyon County.

Mr. Schmidt makes much of the fact that Mr. Wheeler's opponent in …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 20, 2012 05:36PM Published Nov 20, 2012 05:35PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.