We've taken at least one call about the bag in which The Star was delivered today. The outside of the bag is an advertisement for Wes Westmoreland, who is running for state senate.
The bag containing The Star is always for sale to advertisers, political or otherwise.
Democrats have just as much of a chance to purchase that space as Republicans and vice-versa.
Our coverage of this or any other race is in no way affected by the purchase of this non-traditional form of advertising. Just like our coverage isn't affected by who purchases an ad on a typical news page inside the paper.
If you have any questions, please let me know.