World of Warcraft center of Maine political race

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Over 10 million people all over the world have subscriptions to play World of Warcraft, including several million here in the US. However, it looks like a person's hobby with playing Blizzard's long time fantasy MMO has become the center of a political race in the state of Maine.

The Maine Republican website issued a press release this week that slammed World of Warcraft player Colleen Lachowicz. She also happens to be running for State Senate in Maine's District 25 as a Democrat. She has a level 85 World of Warcraft character called Santiaga.

The press release is not only critical of Lachowicz's hobby, it also posts up some of her comments that she has made as her Santiaga character. They include comments about killing characters in the game. Maine Republican Party spokesman David Sorensen states, "These are some very bizarre and offensive comments, and they certainly raise questions about Lachowicz’s maturity and her ability to make serious decisions for the people of Senate District 25."

Lachowicz has posted up her own comments on these attacks on her website, saying, "I think it’s weird that I’m being targeted for playing online games. Apparently I’m in good company since there are 183 million other Americans who also enjoy online games."

Source: BBC | Image via BBC