Quixote Watch

An Update on the Year's Most Unlikely Candidates

ALCEE HASTINGS

The U.S. Senate ousted the former federal judge last year following bribery allegations. He's now running for the Democratic nomination for Florida secretary of state, advocating casino gambling. His opponents: a newspaper columnist and a former Grand Dragon of the K.K.K.

EVAN MECHAM

The former Arizona Governor embarrassed many constituents by rescinding a state holiday for Martin Luther King. Then, in 1988, he was impeached by the legislature for misuse of funds. He's dusted himself off and is a long shot for the Republican nomination for his old job.

JOHN SILBER

The pugnacious president of Boston University was considered...

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