Kokesh, a man and his chainsaw

From Adam Kokesh's campaign ad teaser

I'm doing something right now that I haven't done in months ... a politics blog post that isn't my regular Sunday column. But when one gets an email with a link to a video featuring a shirtless U.S. Senate candidate wielding a chainsaw, you just have to blog it

Adam Kokesh, a former Santa Fe resident who ran unsuccessfully in the 2010 Republican primary for New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District, apparently is running for the U.S. seat in Arizona as a Libertarian.

The most surprising thing to me about the development is that the last time I talked to Kokesh, a little over a year ago, he was running for president.

A website for the "Arizona Freedom Team," a slate Kokesh is part of, says, "... all of the Libertarian candidates in Arizona were disqualified by a Republican lawsuit and without your help, there will be no Libertarians on the Arizona ballot in November. You need to be a registered Libertarian voter in Arizona by July 30th to help ..."

According to an email from Kokesh,  "The primary ends August 28th, so if you're a registered Libertarian voter in the state of Arizona, make sure you stop by a polling location or get your mail in ballot and write in the whole slate of Libertarians running so their names can appear on the ballot in November."

I've embedded Kokesh's "teaser" video of "The Greatest Campaign Ad Ever."

"Yes, my outhouse is called `The Voting Booth,' Kokesh said in the email.

My only criticism: The dog should have had a more prominent role.  

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