A screenshot from Jeff Barth's ad (with a mannequin.)
by Aaron Klemz
May 25, 2012, 3:24 PM

For your Friday viewing pleasure

If you haven’t seen the ad that Huffington Post declared “the strangest campaign ad of 2012” yet, you owe it to yourself to watch it now. Minnesota native Jeff Barth is running for Congress in South Dakota, and faces a June 5th primary in his quest to unseat Rep. Kristi Noem.

This primary race got a bit of attention recently when Barth’s Democratic competitor Matt Varilek announced that he opposed President Obama’s stance on same-sex marriage. Former Minnesota DFL executive director and Obama political adviser Steve Hildebrand had encouraged Varilek to run, but now says that he’s “disappointed in his position.” Barth says that while same-sex marriage isn’t a focus for his campaign, he’d support it if it came up for a vote in Congress.

Hat tip to Randy Fordice for sharing this on Facebook.

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