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It’s one thing to run for Senate on a campaign of “I stood up to the mob and stood my ground when I was prosecuted for it.” It’s something else entirely to base your campaign message on “I stood up to the mob but took a plea deal because it was in my best interest to do so.”

Defending themselves in court would have cost more than a Senate campaign.

I doubt the McCloskeys could have afforded both.

Fundamental Law of the Universe 23B:
Every organism from the lowest ameba to the smartest human will do that which it perceives to be in its own best interest.
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