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|Maine Republicans have created a webpage revealing that Democrat candidate Colleen Lachowicz plays an orc rogue in World of Warcraft (WoW).
Ms Lachowicz's liking for back-stabbing and poison in WoW raise questions about her "fitness for office", they claim.
Ms Lachowicz has hit back saying the attack showed the Republicans were "out of touch"
The Maine Republican party created "Colleen's World" - a website that compiles information about Ms Lachowicz's orc rogue Santiaga. An orc is a mythical human-like creature, generally described as fierce and combative. The site said playing the game led Ms Lachowicz to live a "bizarre double life" that raised questions about her ability to represent the state.
Lachowitz commented, "Apparently I'm in good company since there are 183 million other Americans who also enjoy online games."