Krystal Ball

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Photo Scandal Lands Krystal Ball a Gig as Pundit

Former Congressional candidate now a political pundit

(Newser) - Remember Krystal Ball? She was last year's wackily-named congressional candidate who became well-known only after finding herself in the center of a sexy photo scandal . She lost the election by 29 percentage points, but also found a new career—as a professional pundit, the Washington Post reports. Ball, who... More »

In Wacky Election, Wackier Names Rule

Surely you remember Krystal Ball?

(Newser) - In an election cycle in which Karl Rove doomed Lisa Murkowski to failure because Alaskans would actually have to write in her name, one would think that candidates with strange names would suffer. Not so, reports the Wall Street Journal. Some of the highlights:
  • Krystal Ball: You might have heard
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What Happens in College Stays in College

But not if you're in college at age 40, Christine O'Donnell

(Newser) - Ah, college: That time of experimentation and rebellion—and especially youthful indiscretions, most of which oughtn't be fodder for debate when indiscreet youths grow up and run for political office, writes Gail Collins in the New York Times. "Nothing anyone did in college short of a felony should count... More »

Va. Candidate Fights Leaked Reindeer Dildo Photos

Krystal Ball blames opponent, calls release of photos 'sexist'

(Newser) - Sometimes your Newser Virginia bureau feels like it should really be the Alternative Reality bureau (see here and here and here) , but even we can't make up this story: A 28-year-old Democrat named Krystal Ball—who is running for a seat in Virginia's 1st District—was somehow blindsided by the... More »

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