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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 joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981. He is currently the political reporter and state government reporter in the newspaper's Olympia bureau office.

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