One Shank mailing says, "When it comes to illegal immigration, Don Munson is on the wrong side of the fence." It shows men looking around as they scale a fence.
Another piece says "Tired of Excuses?" and shows a picture of Munson amid thought bubbles giving different reasons why he voted in favor of money for Casa de Maryland, a group that helps immigrants.
A third mail piece groups three 1974 events: Richard Nixon's resignation, the Arab oil embargo and Munson's election to the Maryland General Assembly, alleging that, 36 years later, Munson has "abandoned" his conservative principles.
Some Washington County candidates are planning to meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Bob Evans on Dual Highway in Hagerstown to eat and talk about issues. All candidates are welcome.
As of Friday, the RSVP list included school board candidates Dottie Gruhler and Shawn M. Bryce, and Washington County Commissioners candidates Robin Lynne Wivell and Joe Lane, according to Gruhler.
"This is a casual gathering in which we can get together and share some energy," Gruhler wrote in an e-mail.
A chance to hear state Sen. Donald F. Munson and Del. Christopher B. Shank talk together is coming up.
The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum for the two candidates Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at Hager Hall Conference & Event Center at 901 Dual Highway.
Tickets cost $20 for anyone who didn't register by Friday. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100.
Washington County Board of Education candidate Karen J. Harshman is holding an all-you-can-eat hamburger and hot dog cookout fundraiser Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Always Ron's on Burhans Boulevard in Hagerstown. Tickets cost $10 each. They're available at the door or by calling 301-739-8575.
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