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Today's fun video: Candidate shows he can take it


Republican Mike McFadden, running for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Al Franken, ignored the old W.C. Fields advice about never working with dogs or kids.

He has the players of his junior football team -- or somebody's players, as they look like they come straight from Central Casting -- delivering the message about how he taught them their skills but Congress is fumbling its job. Cute, until the very end when one of the helmeted youngsters delivers a quick blow to McFadden.

There is some debate in Minnesota about where he gets hit. Abdomen? Solar plexus? Groin?

The way he delivers the "I approved this message" line, it kind of sounds like the third option. 

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Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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