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Proposing to your girlfriend mid-debate and serenading local news reporters on television in lieu of talking politics may seem like strange tactics for a political candidate, but they are drawing attention to Providence, R.I., mayoral candidate Chris Farley Young. In August, after proposing to his girlfriend/campaign manager during his closing statement in a mayoral debate (she said yes), Young appeared on Fox [News] Providence’s “Coffee With The Candidates” and sang an original ballad for host Elizabeth Hopkins, according to the Huffington Post.
The song was a soulful ditty about a “rich man who stands in his house” who appears to be lost without Jesus. Young’s website also features a soundtrack that includes Barry McGuire’s “On the eve of destruction.” “We know that Young is not actually the ghost of Chris Farley, but still, we can’t help but wonder if he might live in a van down by the Providence River,” the Huffington Post wrote, referring to the former comedian’s famous skits as motivational speaker Matt Foley on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.