Colorado

The Best Campaign Rap Video You'll See All Day, feat. Wyclef Jean

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Mike Dunafon is running for governor of Colorado as an independent candidate. He's the mayor of Glendale and married to the owner of a strip club called Shotgun Willie's.

He's polling at less than 1 percent according to the latest USA TODAY/Suffolk poll, but this video, featuring Wyclef Jean, is pretty great, especially as campaign vids go.

"Hemp is just a plant" run the lyrics over a great groove. "Individual rights is where it's at/Collective thinking is a cancer/And with liberty our guide/We can find the answer…" Sounds better than it reads!. Dunafon's main site is pretty fun too.

The Colorado race is looking like a tight one, with incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper neck and neck with Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. In the most recent poll listed at RealClearPolitics (over a week old), Hickenlooper is at 43 percent and Beauprez at 40 percent, with Libertarian Matthew Hess and Green Party candidate Harry Hempy each just under 2 percent and fully 10 percent undecided.

This race is something of a bellwether, given Colorado's swing-state status and the match-up between Hickenlooper and Beauprez, who are fairly archetypal representations of each major party.

And, according to a poll not listed at RealClearPolitics, the Libertarian Hess (issue page here) is on track to pull 5 percent of the vote. That survey, done by Gravis Marketing, has Beauprez over Hickenlooper by 48 percent to 43 percent.


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