But You Are In That Chair! You Are!


Libertarian Congressional candidate Thomas Rankin Ryan Soderlin is finding multiple sclerosis as troublesome on the campaign trail as it once proved for Jed Bartlet. He's even getting dressed down by Republican Rep. Barbara Cubin.

Thomas Rankin said Cubin approached him after a campaign debate on Sunday and said, "If you weren't sitting in that chair, I'd slap you across the face."

The Cubin campaign did not deny the remark, but a spokesman for the six-term congresswoman said Rankin started the exchange.

"He misrepresented her and insulted her integrity during the debate," Cubin spokesman Eric Cullen said, reading from a prepared statement.

"When she approached him after the debate about it, he said something not very complimentary. She responded. It was a private conversation. She's over it."