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August 5, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Candidate background checks come back clean

The first candidate background checks funded by a new nonprofit, Candidate Verification, are in, and they show … basically nothing. Candidate Verification teamed up with the Municipal League to background check up to 50 primary-election candidates’ criminal and civil backgrounds and work histories. The League, which is known for its nonpartisan candidate ratings (“good,” “very…


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