AP releases election style guide

Sending out an Election Day press release? The Associated Press has offered up some alternatives to the standard political clichés.

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The Associated Press has issued its list of election-season style reminders, and for AP style nerds like me and PR pros sending out last-minute, election-related press releases, it’s a good read.

Some interesting entries to note:

My favorite entries are the clichés and alternatives. A few favorites:

war lingo Use criticized instead of attacked, or choose a better verb to describe what the candidate is doing, i.e., challenging, doubting, etc. Also avoidable: launch an assault, take aim, open fire, bombard.

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