Last week as the Dalai Lama prepared to speak at Middlebury College a press release went out to students, faculty and some news outlets. It announced that the college was using the occasion to declare that it would no longer invest in companies working in the defense industry. It turned out the press release was a hoax and the college quickly disavowed it. Republican State Senator Vince Illuzzi and Democrat/Progressive Doug Hoffer are seeking to replace current State Auditor Tom Salmon. Salmon decided earlier this year not to seek re-election. The candidates have different views on how to approach the job they seek.