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Cartoonish characters enliven U.S. House race



If you're a Democrat, here are your choices for Congress this year:

A candidate known as "Grandma" who crusades against state education testing and calls the United States a "communist country." A candidate so confrontational he was banned for life from Disney for tussling with his own party's officials. And a candidate who lost six previous long-shot campaigns but wants to run again because he is unemployed.

This snapshot illustrates the cartoonish nature and vulnerabilities of this year's Democratic field in the 5th Congressional District. Read the full story here.

-- John Frank, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:32am]


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