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    Default The Comic Shop Representative

    Nick Spencer stood for election in Cincinatti for the Charterist Party. Steve Geppi once considered running for Governor. Chester Brown is a Libertarian Party candidate in Canada. And Mark Millar is involved with the governing Scottish National Party, and was even thanked in their victory speech.

    But it's not a common tie up. There aren't any elected comic book industry politicians. Expect one.

    Republican State Representative, David Yaccarino of North Haven, opened?*DJ?s Sports Collectibles and Comics twenty-one years ago, selling baseball cards, before expanding into selling comics. And he still is.

    The North Haven Register reports
    Since becoming a state representative, Yaccarino, in his second term, says he?s found some comic fans at the Capitol, too. Yaccarino?s vocation as comic shop owner acts as an icebreaker of sorts ? he says he?s had politicians profess their fondness for the art form to him as if it was a guilty pleasure, that they ?didn?t want to tell anyone.?

    To that, Yaccarino says, ?Why? Who cares??
    And talking to one customer...
    ?I was a customer, and over the years I built a friendship with Dave, and we would chat about politics in the store, and Dave asked me if he thought it was a good idea to run,? Tropeano says. ?He asked me to join his committee, and one thing led to another, and before I knew it I was a campaign manager.??Parents will come, a lot of times kids will come in wanting Pokemon cards or comics,? Gritz says. ?And then it?s like, ?Oh, Dave?s here. What do you think about this law they?re passing???



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    That's New Haven Register, not North Haven Register.

    And it would have been nice to put the state in the article, as there are multiple North Havens.

    For those that didn't look: Connecticut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidfrankel View Post
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    Wow. Now there's a minefield of a profession for a politician of any level.

    "Rep. Yaccarino! I have here a stack of books purchased at your store. Would you care to describe the plot of Lost Girls, Sir?!"
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    Nick Spencer stood for election in Cincinatti...
    It's Cincinnati. From Cincinnatus, the Roman patriot, duh!

    I don't misspell Narnia, or wherever it is you're all from.

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    ...Rich, you really should contact Elliot S! Maggin for his thoughts on this one.

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