Merkel's Challenger Nominated Social Democrats Set Their Sights on Chancellery

Germany's opposition Social Democrats attempted to relaunch their campaign to oust Chancellor Angela Merkel in the 2013 election by giving strong backing on Sunday to their candidate, Peer Steinbrück. But he was not able to completely escape a scandal surrounding his extra-parliamentary earnings.
Peer Steinbrück tried to present himself as the perfect Social Democrat on Sunday.

Peer Steinbrück tried to present himself as the perfect Social Democrat on Sunday.

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cro -- with wire reports