The Maine Republican Party sent out a mailer slamming Democrat Colleen Lachowich for leading a "double life"in the popular online game. The mailer says Lachowicz has been quoted online saying "I'm a level 68 orc rogue girl. That means I stab things...a lot. Who would have thought a peace-lovin', social worker and democrat would enjoy that?!"
In an email sent to reporters today, Maine GOP communications director David Sorensen reports that Colleen Lachowicz "has been living a time-consuming double life as a member of the World of Warcraft community."
Sorensen's release notes that Lachowicz is at Level 85, the game's highest level, and is a character named Santiaga. Lachowicz apparently "lives vicariously through her," and comments as her on the liberal blog Daily Kos.
Lachowicz's status as Santiaga doesn't appear to have been a secret; in this post on the Daily Kos' Wreck List, a "World of Warcraft guild," Lachowicz asks the list for donations for her campaign.