About political letters
During the election campaign, The Enterprise will not print letters from candidates in contested races commenting on the issues or stating positions. That would clog our letters page with what would amount to free advertising from candidates.
The only exceptions to that rule are when a candidate is: (1) replying to editorial criticism from The Enterprise;
(2) disputing news reporting; or
(3) replying to an inaccurate attack from another letter writer.
Even then, such letters of reply may be printed at the sole discretion of the editor. And the size limit on those letters from political candidates is the same as for all letters on this page: 600 words.
Since Election Day is now about a month away, we aim to be especially careful to allow political letter writers a fair chance to get their submissions published, but also to allow ample time for rebuttal. Therefore, the absolute deadline for any political letter to be considered will be at noon on Monday, Oct. 29. Letters after that will not be published in print, but like all letters that have been vetted and approved, they will be posted on our website.