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E for me 2
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I also had doubt between B and E.

Thanks BG for your explanation.
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New post 17 Apr 2006, 21:31
The passage says : we have just learned that Bergeron has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for candidacy.
We assume whatever stated in the passage is true.
So what if 'submitting a list of holdings is not the only way to fulfill the election commission’s financial disclosure requirements'. Bergeron has fullfilled it anyway. Answering B does not help us in any way.

On the other hand, if Bergeron has previously fullfilled the financial disclosure requirements before and not stood for election(as the passage suggests), the valididity of the argument (which depends on him fullfiing the financial disclosure requirements) is lost because he might no stand for elections this time as well. Thus answering E will be useful in evaluating the argument.
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Journalist: Well-known businessman Arnold Bergeron has long been popular in the state, and he has often talked about running for governor, but he has never run. However, we have just learned that Bergeron has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for candidacy by submitting a detailed list of his current financial holdings to the election commission. So, it is very likely that Bergeron will be a candidate for governor this year.

The answer to which of the following questions would be most useful in evaluating the journalist’s argument?

A. Has anybody else who has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for the upcoming election reported greater financial holdings than Bergeron?
B. Is submitting a list of holdings the only way to fulfill the election commission’s financial disclosure requirements?
C. Did the information recently obtained by the journalists come directly from the election commission?
D. Have Bergeron’s financial holdings increased in value in recent years?
E. Had Bergeron also fulfilled the financial disclosure requirements for candidacy before any previous gubernatorial elections?
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E.

If in the past he had filled out the disclosure it would not be a good indicator that he is definitely running.
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E is very good
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E.

If in the past he had filled out the disclosure it would not be a good indicator that he is definitely running.


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Can anybody explain it?
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friends, what about B?

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New post 21 Aug 2008, 01:27
Between B and E. In B, even if the candidate fulfill his application for elections maybe he will not running, finally. E is better, because, how baer said, if in the past he had filled out the disclosure it would not be a good indicator that he is definitely running.
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E is the correct one. Because if he submitted previously these documents and did became a candidate, then we cannot conclude that he will be a candidate from a fact that he submitted the documents. So, this question is important to be asked.

If the answer Yes: We cannot come to the conclusion that he will be a candidate

If the answer is No:We can come to the conclusion that he will be a candidate

This is my logic.
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Journalist: Well-known businessman Arnold Bergeron has long been popular in the state, and he has often talked about running for governor, but he has never run. However, we have just learned that Bergeron has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for candidacy by submitting a detailed list of his current financial holdings to the election commission. So, it is very likely that Bergeron will be a candidate for governor this year.

The answer to which of the following questions would be most useful in evaluating the journalist’s argument?

A. Has anybody else who has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for the upcoming election reported greater financial holdings than Bergeron?
B. Is submitting a list of holdings the only way to fulfill the election commission’s financial disclosure requirements?
C. Did the information recently obtained by the journalists come directly from the election commission?
D. Have Bergeron’s financial holdings increased in value in recent years?
E. Had Bergeron also fulfilled the financial disclosure requirements for candidacy before any previous gubernatorial elections?

I was able to drill down to 2 options and chose the wrong one !

please explain ur choice
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stallone wrote:
Journalist: Well-known businessman Arnold Bergeron has long been popular in the state, and he has often talked about running for governor, but he has never run. However, we have just learned that Bergeron has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for candidacy by submitting a detailed list of his current financial holdings to the election commission. So, it is very likely that Bergeron will be a candidate for governor this year.

The answer to which of the following questions would be most useful in evaluating the journalist’s argument?

A. Has anybody else who has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for the upcoming election reported greater financial holdings than Bergeron?
B. Is submitting a list of holdings the only way to fulfill the election commission’s financial disclosure requirements?
C. Did the information recently obtained by the journalists come directly from the election commission?
D. Have Bergeron’s financial holdings increased in value in recent years?
E. Had Bergeron also fulfilled the financial disclosure requirements for candidacy before any previous gubernatorial elections?
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I was able to drill down to 2 options and chose the wrong one !

please explain ur choice


E

If bergeron has completed this intitial step in the past and not run, then perhaps he will not run again
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New post 25 Oct 2008, 19:25
IMO B......

B is asking Is submitting a list of holdings the only way to fulfill the election commission’s financial disclosure requirements? -- and argument is based upon "Bergeron has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for candidacy by submitting a detailed list of his current financial holdings to the election commission. So, it is very likely that Bergeron will be a candidate for governor this year." So I guess B is the right ans
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reply2spg wrote:
IMO B......

B is asking Is submitting a list of holdings the only way to fulfill the election commission’s financial disclosure requirements? -- and argument is based upon "Bergeron has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for candidacy by submitting a detailed list of his current financial holdings to the election commission. So, it is very likely that Bergeron will be a candidate for governor this year." So I guess B is the right ans


the conclusion states that Bergeron is likely to be a candidate this year. In B, just because he completed the financial step doesnt mean that he will run
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New post 25 Oct 2008, 19:49
I guess authors conclusion is depending on that point only......stimuli says that "Bergeron has fulfilled" this time he fulfilled the requirements there fore I choose B.
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Journalist: Well-known businessman Arnold Bergeron has long been popular in the state, and he has often talked about running for governor, but he has never run. However, we have just learned that Bergeron has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for candidacy by submitting a detailed list of his current financial holdings to the election commission. So, it is very likely that Bergeron will be a candidate for governor this year.

The answer to which of the following questions would be most useful in evaluating the journalist’s argument?

A. Has anybody else who has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for the upcoming election reported greater financial holdings than Bergeron?
B. Is submitting a list of holdings the only way to fulfill the election commission’s financial disclosure requirements?
C. Did the information recently obtained by the journalists come directly from the election commission?
D. Have Bergeron’s financial holdings increased in value in recent years?
E. Had Bergeron also fulfilled the financial disclosure requirements for candidacy before any previous gubernatorial elections?

I was able to drill down to 2 options and chose the wrong one !

please explain ur choice


I went for (E), and didn't narrow down to any choices, I think it's the only correct choice.

Reasoning:
Key assumption made by journalist: fulfilling financial requirements must lead to a candidate running for candidacy

A) Others' positions do not change Bergeron's position/ irrelevant
B) We're already told that he's fulfilled the requirements by submitting a detailed list - whether or not there are other ways to fulfill the requirement is irrelevant.
C) Is OK, but does not attack assumption. Could choose this if no other good choices.
D) Irrelevant.
E) Good ansewr. directly questions the assumption, by checking if candidates fulfilling the financial requirements do not necessarily lead to running for candidacy

What is OA?
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