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Hal BidlackHal BidlackJune 1, 20186min413

I was carrying a large brown envelop when I made my first visit to the office of Congressman Doug Lamborn. It was in the summer of 2008, and I was the Democratic candidate running against the Congressman. I had received the mysterious envelop in the mail the day before. It had no return address. Upon opening it, I found a CD and an unsigned note that said the disk contained the “private strategy of Doug Lamborn’s campaign.” That was unexpected. But regardless, I knew there was only one honorable thing to do, which is how I ended up in Mr. Lamborn’s office the following day.