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ABC News wrote:Politicians Named the Darnedest Things
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Isaac Count de Money Wilson, a candidate for alderman in Aurora, Ill., is new to politics. But thanks to challenges to his candidacy filed -- and subsequently dropped -- by his opponents, he got considerable name recognition.
Young Boozer is the new Alabama state treasurer. He would introduce himself on the stump as "Young Boozer -- and yes, that's my real name."
Isaac Hayes, a Republican minister and first-time candidate, was handily defeated by incumbent Illinois Representative Jesse James Jr.
Rep. Jack Spratt (D-S.C.), who is formally named John, was defeated in his reelection bid in November.
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) is not quite as funny as his namesake.
Twinkle Cavanaugh is the newly-elected Alabama Public Service Commissioner.
Rep. Richard "Dick" Swett (D-N.H.) served in the House in the mid-1990s.
Connie Mack, legally named Cornelius McGillicuddy IV, is a Republican Congressman from Florida. He is the great-grandson of the original Connie Mack, the legendary manager of baseball's Philadelphia Athletics.
Rich Whitney was furious when his name was misspelled as "Whitey" on touch-screen voting machines (in some mostly black wards) when he ran for governor of Illinois on the Green Party ticket.
He might have seen the snafu coming if he'd had a crystal ball to look into. Or not:
Krystal Ball ran unsuccessfully for Congress against Republican incumbent Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.).
If she could have predicted the outcome, perhaps she wouldn't have run.
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