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From left, Luke Nelson, Clay Mazur and Lane Crose film a commercial urging students to vote for Barack Obama in the upcoming mock election. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)

Students cast their votes; role play

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Political pundits say negative campaign advertising works, but not according to Oltman Junior High School eighth-grade humanities students. They don't like it.

Lori Swanson teaches two humanities classes. The morning class is organizing the John McCain campaign to win over the student body that will vote in a mock election.

But the afternoon class that is organizing for Barack Obama thinks its campaign will carry the day.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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