Missoulians speak out about Senator John Walsh


MISSOULA, Mont. - In Montana a plagiarism scandal that's rocked the reelection campaign of Senator John Walsh now has people calling for him to pull out of the race.

Last month, the New York Times published a paper written by Walsh in 2007 and claimed large portions of the paper were copied from other sources without citing them. Walsh has said he didn't intentionally plagiarize and has asked people to judge him on his overall record.

NBC Montana hit the streets of Missoula today to find out what the public thinks.

"I'm from Chicago and I know firsthand what corruption does and someone who plagiarizes another's work without giving sanction to it, he's corrupt. He should resign, get out," said Jim Kubeck.

"Plagiarism is a big deal and it's dishonesty in its purest form. If, in fact, he did, I think he definitely should drop out of the race and the democrats should find someone new," explained Barbara Behan.

Walsh hasn't given any indication that he'll quite the campaign but he does have until August 11th to remove his name from the ballot. Montana democrats have until the 20th to name a new candidate.

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