In this name game each side has a Dan McGrath

If it sounds like Dan McGrath is playing both sides of the fence on the voter ID issue ... well, he is. Because there are two of him. Groups campaigning for and against the proposed Constitutional amendment are led by men named by Dan McGrath. Both get calls from friends who are sure they've been misquoted by the media.
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If it sounds like Dan McGrath is playing both sides of the fence on the voter ID issue ... well, he is. Because there are two of him. Groups campaigning for and against the proposed Constitutional amendment are led by men named by Dan McGrath. Both get calls from friends who are sure they've been misquoted by the media.

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