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Friday, December 30, 2005

Kinky Friedman

Kinky Friedman is an independent candidate running for the Texas governor's office in the 2006 election. A year away from the election, Kinky is polling at 21%. This means that, theoretically, if the election were held today Kinky would receive 21% of the votes from those who voted in the previous gubernatorial election. An unnamed Democrat challenger would, by the poll, receive approximately 23% of the vote, while Republican incumbent Rick Perry would receive around 45%.

Why is this important you ask?

Take this into consideration: Jesse Ventura, the former wrestler turned independent Minnesota governor, did not poll in double digits until only a few months prior to the election. Yet, given an energetic and unique campaign, he came away with the Minnesota job. To that end, Kinky has actually hired Ventura's campaign manager to help with his own run.

Kinky is beginning to receive serious press, and he will be a force to be reckoned with in the 06 election. For more info on Kinky Friedman and his campaign, check out www.kinkyfriedman.com .