I Didn't See It Coming - 08/08/14

  If you asked me Thursday morning what I thought about 4-th district congressman Scott DeJarlais' chances of winning the GOP nomination for a third term, I would have told you I think he's toast. 
  With information about the right to life candidate pressuring a mistress to have an abortion and being punished by the state medical board for having sex with patients, I was certain DeJarlais days in congress were numbered.
  They may be but for now, DeJarlais has the narrowest of leads over State Senator Jim Tracy.  Tracy has not conceded because there are enough provisional ballots out to potentially give him the win.  People who showed up at the polls without a picture ID were allowed to vote Thursday.  But those votes won't count unless those people come back to the election commission and prove they're eligible to cast a ballot.
  No matter what happens, Tracy could be the GOP nominee in November because the state republican party could rule he's their candidate no matter the outcome of the popular vote.  I saw the Tennessee democratic party do it a few years ago in a state senate race in Clarkville a few years back.
  High drama, stay tuned.

 

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LOCO MOCO RECORD

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NAKED MAN

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- He was naked. He was shouting. And he was in the Wisconsin state Capitol's rotunda. State officials are trying to figure out how the naked guy got into the Capitol yesterday afternoon. A Capitol Police officer quickly led him away. Officials say the man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and lewd and lascivious behavior.

MIAMI-WING PROMOTION

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- University of Miami students are winging it. Fans of the Hurricanes got free chicken wings, thanks to Miami's 22-10 victory over Duke this weekend. Miami cooked up a promotion with Buffalo Wild Wings for the Duke game. Students could get one free wing for every punt by the Blue Devils. Well, Duke punted nine times. The restaurant threw in an extra wing to round it up to regular 10-wing serving. Five-thousand wings were given out Sunday and the promotion was to continue yesterday. Wings for 500 costs about 5,600 bucks.

FRUIT FLIES-WASPS

HONOLULU (AP) -- It could be bug versus bug in Hawaii. The University of Hawaii wants permission to use a tiny wasp to attack medflies. The Mediterranean fruit flies cause millions of dollars in crop damage. The gnat-size wasp is from Kenya and researchers say it won't sting humans. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the state ag department is taking public comment on the proposed wasp release through October 23.

 
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