Idaho Guv Debate Gets 30-Second TV Delay For Profanity-Prone Candidate

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May 9, 2014 4:46 p.m.

Idaho Public Television is using a 30-second delay for an upcoming gubernatorial debate because of a Republican candidate’s pattern of using profanity and offensive statements.

The decision to have a 30-second delay for the May 14 debate is because gubernatorial candidate Harley Brown will be participating, according to The Idaho Statesman.

“I’ve heard that he’s been cussing” at campaign events, debate moderator Melissa Davlin told the Statesman.

Two-term incumbent Gov. Butch Otter (R) wanted Brown and another candidate, Walt Bayes, to be invited to the debate. Brown does not pose a serious threat to Otter, according to the Statesman.

Brown himself is aware that his comments can sometimes cross the line. His campaign website lists a number of “Harleyisms” which include:

• “Register Communists, not firearms. That means domestic enemies of the United States Constitution such as Bloomberg, Schumer and Pelosi”

• “Work harder!
Millions on welfare depend on you”

• “If you want more inches – stroke it.”

• “God, how I wish we had picked our own cotton”

(H/t: Rachel Baye)

(Photo credit: Harley Brown for Governor)

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