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Senate candidate: Domestic assault conviction makes me ideal for political office

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Republican challenger Erick Bennett believes that he is suitable to run against Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, because he went to jail for domestic assault. Really.

From the Bangor Daily News:

"The fact that I have been jailed repeatedly for not agreeing to admit to something I didn’t do should speak to the fact of how much guts and integrity I have,” he said. “If I go to D.C., I’m going to have that same integrity in doing what I say, and saying what I do, when it comes to protecting people’s rights, as well as their pocketbooks."

Just when you think you've heard it all ...

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