Conner not spokesman for candidate

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 18, 2003

FERRIDAY, La. &045; The Rev. Justin Conner said he is not the spokesman for a Ferriday man who claims he he decided to run for president after he killed a snake in a neighbor’s yard.

In fact, Conner said he doesn’t know why Freddie Quinn used his name recently in telling the story of his desire to run for office.

Conner, who was not contacted for a Saturday Democrat story about Quinn’s alleged campaign, said he was upset by the implication he was involved in the campaign.

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Although Conner said he knew Quinn while they were growing up, Conner &045; who is pastor to four congregations &045; said he

didn’t know the unusual story Quinn tells. Quinn had claimed that Conner, who is also a justice of the peace, was his spokesman.