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Foreclosure notices are a piece of political accountability, too

Candidates for office are more than occasionally found to hold property for which taxes, liens or mortgages have not been paid. The candidates themselves, of course, usually feel their privacy has been invaded. But their financial lives are a piece of their suitability for office. Publishing foreclosure notices, as well as writing about them in news stories, protects a piece of accountability.

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20081103/ARTICLES/811030258/1015/NEWS0101?Title=Records_show_Boseman_owns_property_in_foreclosure

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