Campaign car wreck

Used to be that car accidents did harm to political campaigns (see: Ted Kennedy and Chapaquitic). But authorities in New Hampshire are claiming that a...

Used to be that car accidents did harm to political campaigns (see: Ted Kennedy and Chapaquitic). But authorities in New Hampshire are claiming that a former Congressional candidate, Gary Dodds, faked a car crash as a publicity stunt to boost attention and fundraising for his 2006 campaign for a House seat eventually won by Democrat Carol Shea-Porter. His lawyer has denied the accident was anything other than an accident.