Wal-Mart finds frosty reception

The Saint ReportNews 2006, saintblog0 Comments

November 21, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer

While knocking on more than 2,000 doors during his campaign for Berlin Borough Council this fall, Stephen Clyde encountered one question over and over.

It wasn’t about property taxes or immigration or gay marriage.

Voters wanted to know: What was his position on Wal-Mart?

“Wal-Mart acted as a catalyst to ignite people’s passion,” said Clyde, a Democrat who ousted a Republican incumbent. He attributes his victory, in part, to his vocal stance against the company’s plan to put a 217,062-square-foot super center in the Camden County borough.

Wal-Mart finds frosty reception

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