“Don’t Blame Me, I Voted Kotos”

I wish I lived where I could vote for this guy. He’s challenging Pete Hoekstra, who according to people I know who know a lot about him is a complete and total jerkass. (He ousted the former Republican Representative in my home town of Holland, Guy Vander Jagt, by portraying him as too liberal…) (Oh, also, he vowed not to server more than 12 years when he first ran for congress, and he’s breaking that promise, running again this year…)

Mlive.com tells us:

Kimon Kotos, a first-time candidate for the U.S. House, has one of the more unusual resumes in this year’s congressional races.

From 1991 to 2001, he played drums in a California punk band called The Rotters. Kotos said Democratic officials have advised him to keep his punk background to himself as he runs in the conservative 2nd District, which has been represented by Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra since 1992.

Kotos returned to Michigan two years ago after several decades in California, where he chaired the Democratic Party in the San Fernando Valley. He was a national field director for Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s presidential campaign from 2003 and 2004 and campaign manager for unsuccessful Michigan state Senate candidate Bob Schrauger.

Kucinich supporter and punk rocker. How can you beat that combo?

Doubt he has a chance against Pete though. Republican jerkasses are popular in these parts.