Goofy candidates for Congress

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WASHINGTON, DC - Democracy is the wonderful system that gives us the freedom to run for office.   Of course, not everybody has the means to hire an image consultant or even a chance to win the election, but at least they're trying.  America is the land of the free and the home of a variety of goofy congressional candidates.

We might not be Brazil, where even Jesus is on the ballot; although, we have Mississippi's Democratic candidate Ron Dickey, who claimed to be a veteran green beret serving in Iraq, but turned out he just wore a green hat while serving food in South Korea.  Or Wisconsin's Republican state senator Glenn Grothman, who believes sex education could make kids gay.  He might even win in November.

Last but not least: Texas.  Regardless of your political preferences, nobody can compete with Jim Hogan, the Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture.  He's a mystery man who defeated comedian and singer-songwriter Kinky Friedman in the primaries and is not campaigning.  The Democratic Party's official website is not even featuring his picture out of embarrassment.  Wacky or not, you've got to love America.