Yet Another Reason to Love Political Season: Ken KrayeskePosted by rtmsf on October 14th, 2010
Remember UConn gadfly and thorn in Jim Calhoun’s rear Ken Krayeske?
Of course you do — he’s the rabble-rouser who two seasons ago had the temerity to question Calhoun about his salary while the country was still in the throes of a once-in-a-generation recession. Whether you believe he brought up a fair point or was an obnoxious twit, he’s now running for the US House of Representatives as the Green Party candidate for the First District of Connecticut (north central CT including Hartford). Unfortunately, his campaign doesn’t appear to be gaining much traction even in light of the brief brush with national fame he experienced eighteen months ago (perhaps claiming he was never actually a member of a coven or a practitioner of witchcraft may have helped?). Fivethirtyeight.com’s Nate Silver gives incumbent congressman John Larson (D) a 100% chance of winning back his seat in this district, showing a commanding lead of 23% over his Republican competitor in his aggregation of poll data. Needless to say, Krayeske does not even merit inclusion in the data, presumably because the good people of Connecticut saw his latest internet ad where he fixates on Jim Calhoun (a Larson supporter) as a manifestation of the evils of capitalism… enjoy.