Running On Empty

Getting out the vote is one of the great challenges in U.S. politics, and no one has it tougher than candidates for local office. Thus may we forgive the press-starved pol for resorting to the classic campaign stunt:

CANDIDATE Jeremy Friedbaum (I) FOR Governor of Utah TACTIC Went on a hunger strike from Sept. 8 to Oct. 18 SOUND BITE "At least I don't look like Gandhi"

[CANDIDATE] Thomas Wesson (R) [FOR] Constable, Dallas County, Texas [TACTIC] Listed his name on the ballot as Tomas Eduardo Wesson to appeal, opponents say, to Latino voters [SOUND BITE] "I go by Tomas. I...

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