Prosecutors Allege NH Dem Faked Car Crash for Funds | Talking Points Memo

Of all the campaign strategies available, perhaps this wasn’t the best one.

Last spring, Gary Dodds was trailing in the Democratic primary for New Hampshire’s 1st District Congressional seat when his crashed car was found empty. He went missing for more than a day, creating a national story about the missing candidate. He later explained that following the collision, he’d stumbled into the woods, crossed the river, and then lay down under a pile of leaves, where he was eventually found. Police were immediately suspicious of Dodds’ story, a suspicion that later led to charges for false public alarms and falsifying physical evidence. Now prosecutors are saying he made all that up to gin up publicity:

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