A Clear, Direct Campaign Slogan: ‘This Is All About the Raccoon.’

by Jim Geraghty

Who says Tennessee Republicans don’t have a wide variety of options?

A Tennessee man who lost his pet raccoon after a video of him showering with his other raccoon went viral on YouTube is running for governor in order to get back his faithful companion.

Mark “Coonrippy” Brown will take on Governor Bill Haslam in the Republican primary this August in a bid that he hopes will get Rebekah away from state wildlife officials and back into his arms.

“This is all about the raccoon,” Brown said.

I would love to see a poll of Tennesseans asking them what they think the state government’s top priority ought to be: economic growth, tax reform, environmental protection, health care, or “the raccoon.”

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