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Gilbert election mailer uses anti-Mormon pitch

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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:43 am | Updated: 10:25 am, Fri Aug 17, 2012.

PHOENIX (AP) — A hit mailer sent to voters in Gilbert that connects three Town Council hopefuls by their Mormon faith is being denounced by political leaders on both sides.

The mailer was sent by a corporate group whose backers can largely remain anonymous under the U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United.

It was immediately denounced by both sides of the highly contested Town Council battle.

The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/Pe67Mz ) the mailer is critical of Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, Councilwoman Jenn Daniels and council candidate Jared Taylor. All are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It accuses the trio in a play on the church acronym of LDS of "Loading Da Slate."

The mailer was sent by a group called Concerned Arizona Taxpayers.

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