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Spin Control

Citing his experience, Texas politician promises to avoid peeing on electric fences

The Inland Northwest has seen its share of off-beat, low-budget political TV ads, and anyone who's looked at the calendar lately should realize the new season of silliness is about to begin.

But it would be tough to top the campy, folksiness of Texas railroad politics, where candidate Roland Sledge has devised a rather memorable campaign theme: "Isn't it about time we elected political leaders that have sense enough not to pee on electric fences?"

Here, in all its shockingly plainspoken glory, is Sledge's latest TV spot:

Candidate filing opens later this month in Washington.

David Wasson oversees coverage of politics and state and local government and assists with editing on the City Desk.

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