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Sen. Somers should give hero award to her opponent

The Day has chosen to publicize state Sen. Heather Somers’ “Covid Heroes” award, knowing full well that the award, like everything else Somers does, is all about self-promotion.

I have a suggestion The Day’s editorial staff might want to pass along to Somers. She should give the award to her opponent, Colonel Bob Statchen, who spent months in the National Guard coordinating supplies of PPEs, sacrificing, in the process, his ability to participate in his own campaign. That is a sacrifice Somers would never make, and certainly one for which Bob deserves our thanks and our votes, though somehow I doubt he will get Somers’ meaningless award.

John Wirzbicki



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