Wacky Idaho Debate Goes Viral
Also-rans in governor's race provide the fireworks
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2014 5:38 PM CDT
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(Newser) – If either party wants to improve the ratings of televised debates, they just need these two guys from Idaho. (Very) longshot gubernatorial candidates Harley Brown and Walt Bayes provided the entertainment in the GOP primary debate as incumbent Gov. Butch Otter and Tea Party challenger Russ Fulcher got upstaged. Brown is a biker who says he's "as politically correct as a turd in a punchbowl," while NPR describes Bayes as "a full-bearded Santa Claus look-alike." The father of 16 is a frequent political candidate on a quest to stop abortion. It was the governor himself who insisted the pair be allowed to take part in the live debate, reports the Idaho Statesman, though the public TV station hedged its bets with a 30-second delay.

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May 17, 2014 10:33 AM CDT
What's scary is they have a chance of being elected.
May 17, 2014 10:15 AM CDT
Yes, this is the new Republican Party going further and further off the rails as wacko Reich wing extremists have taken over much of the grass roots elements of the party
May 17, 2014 9:15 AM CDT
I'm surprised Santa can run for office in Idaho. I'm sure he's an illegal alien.