My former colleague, Jim Payne, is running for elected office in Oxford, Mississippi (US). He’s a candidate for representative of District 12. There’s quite a Web site at http://jimpayne.org/. His TV spots are a hoot. Someone’s posted them on YouTube; here’s one:
UPDATE: Jim didn’t win the seat.
In the race for State Representative for District 12, incumbent Republican Noal Akins beat Democrat and former dean of the Ole Miss School of Education Jim Payne, 2,183 votes to 1,358 votes.