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Jim Schellinger, a wealthy architect, and Jill Long Thompson, a former congressman, are battling for the Democratic nomination for governor in Indiana. The central issue: Who has endured more character-building hardships?
That, anyway, is what you might gather from watching their T.V. ads.
Schellinger has a strong pitch with "a humble, working class home in South Bend" and "worked nights in a tool and die shop, putting himself through college."
But Long Thompson has a trump card: Her mother's job was shipped to Mexico.
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