Maryland’s Democratic State Senate candidate, Colleen Lachowicz, has come under attack by the state’s Republican Party for her “time-consuming double life” as a player in the massive multiplayer online role playing game World of Warcraft.
The Maine GOP has even set Colleen up with her own website, which details her so-called double life, claiming, “Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world, not in Colleen’s fantasy world,” reports Kotaku.
Maine’s Republican Party spokesman David Sorenson also wrote a press release detailing Colleen’s World of Warcraft life, stating:
“Colleen Lachowicz, the Democratic candidate for State Senate District 25 (Waterville), has been living a double life as a member of the World of Warcraft community… her character in the game is called ‘Santiaga,’ an Orc Assassin Rogue, and Lachowicz lives vicariously through her, making comments about World of Warcraft and other topics on the liberal blog, The Daily Kos.”
The press release then goes on to show some of the Democratic candidate’s comments about Santiaga and playing World of Warcraft. One comment that seems to irk the Maine GOP office the most is:
“So I’m a level 68 orc rogue girl. That means I stab things… a lot. Who would have though that a peace-lovin’, social worker and democrat would enjoy that?!”
Along with the website they have set up for Maine Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz, the Maine GOP will also be sending out mailers with a picture of Santiaga and Colleen’s quotes about stabbing and poisoning people in her online world.
Lachowicz, who is running against GOP State Senator Tom Martin, has not immediately responded to questions about the World of Warcraft attack.
Do you think that the Maine GOP has it right to attack Colleen Lachowicz’s online life in World of Warcraft, or are their claims simply a reach in a close election?