September 18, 2005

Harcus Parcus

The Minneapolis mayoral race is in full swing, and one of the upstart candidates challenging Democratic incumbant R.T. Rybak has the delightful name Marcus Harcus. And it doesn't stop there- at a recent debate, Harcus (not thought of as a major candidate) was not allowed to participate- so he showed up, started heckling the debaters, and was then allowed to join the debaters on stage- after which he refused to honor the rules of the debate until a heckling audience demanded it. So the hecklers' veto rules in Minneapolis politics- no wonder they can't police the city. James Lileks, meanwhile, shares some other insanity from an earlier debate.

Alas, Marcus Harcus' debate gambit failed to pay off- he lost the September 13 run-off to Rybak and Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin. Harcus' website, however, neglects to include the pertinent information that their candidate is no longer in the race.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 18, 2005 10:58 AM
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