BEST CAMPAIGN STUNT THAT BACKFIRED

Joe Redner’s get-out-the-vote effort

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See above. Despite Redner’s assurances that he was willing to brave criticism to get people to vote in the runoff election (for either can-didate, just be sure to vote, he proclaimed), the gambit served to remind folks that “Hey, this guys owns strip clubs,” an image that he’d worked hard to overcome. In the end, as ostensibly civic-minded as it may have been, the stunt helped defeat Redner, who lost his clos-est race for public office in nine tries. Oh, and a few dozen people redeemed their “I Voted” stickers for a more visual experience than voting.

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