See the Year's Most Memorable Campaign Ad

It's a shark metaphor, explains Minneapolis candidate Jeff Wagner
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2013 3:48 PM CDT

At Political Wire, Taegan Goddard calls this the "best political ad of the year." Even if you disagree, you have to give Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jeff Wagner credit for making a name for himself. That'll happen when you emerge half-naked from a lake with a coffee mug, pledge to avoid special interests and strip clubs, and urge voters to "wake the f--- up!" Wagner isn't a politician, he's an airport luggage handler, reports the local City Pages, and he's one of about three dozen candidates in the race.

He also relays to the newspaper the message behind the ad: "The metaphor is, I'm protecting the Minneapolis lakes from the sharks. I look at the residents as the water, and the sharks are the corrupt others. They're everywhere." Mediaite has him as a candidate with the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. (Read more Jeff Wagner stories.)

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