The Jury Talks Back


Another unknown candidate surprises everyone ….

Filed under: California Politics — aphrael @ 5:38 am

There’s been a lot of talk in the political press and blogosphere about the weird result in South Carolina: an unknown candidate who didn’t bother campaigning won a primary election, and there are allegations that somehow the opposing party was responsible.

Apparently something similar happened in California: an unknown candidate for Insurance Commissioner, whose campaign expenses consisted of paying the filing fee, paying for his statement in the voter guide, and flying to an endorsement meeting, appears to have won the Republican party primary.

Perhaps, in a year with a strong anti-incumbent backlash, this shouldn’t be surprising. But the fact that it is happening makes the similar occurrence in South Carolina seem less bizarre.

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