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Imagine my surprise when we returned from visiting family and friends over the holidays and read the Dec. 27 edition of The Pantagraph - "Voters to see a few familiar names" by Kurt Erickson, (Page A3).

As a supporter of Dr. David Gill in his 2004 bid to serve as the U.S. representative from the 15th District, I was pleased that as a first-time candidate he earned 39 percent of the vote against a two-term incumbent.

Mr. Erickson indicated that Dr. Gill was defeated "by a an [sic] almost 2-1 margin."

Six percentage points, the difference between 33 percent and 39 percent, might not seem like much; in this instance it amounts to approximately 17,000 voters - that's more than 10 percent of the entire population of McLean County. That is too many voters to ignore, especially when we need new perspectives in Washington.

I trust as the election coverage progresses that Mr. Erickson and The Pantagraph will be more specific with the information published and cover the 15th District race with accuracy.

Diana Hauman

Bloomington

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