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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Underreported November election returns:
–Notorious Florida radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem lost his race for Pinellas County sheriff, and his Tampa radio competitor “Dave the Dwarf” Flood lost for a conservation-panel seat (but each got nearly 30 percent of the vote).
–The Mayor of Arvin, Calif., Juan Olivares, was arrested the day before polls opened, charged with child molesting. (Voters ousted him.)
–Peter Stevenson, losing candidate for Vermont Lieutenant Governor, appeared at the only televised debate with a fake arrow through his head and blood on his clothes.
–Bruce Borders won, becoming the Indiana General Assembly’s only Elvis impersonator.
— Losing Pennsylvania congressional candidate Arthur Farnsworth, who ran on an anti-tax platform, was arrested three days after the election for tax evasion.
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