Looks like Matt “The Law” Lindland’s political campaign has some legs. Despite enduring an utterly pathetic smear campaign and taking some cheap shots at the MMA media, Lindland was victorious in the Republican primary, defeating Phyllis Thiemann to become the nominee, reports The Oregonian.
This means Lindland will move on to face Democrat Suzanne Van Orman in the contest to decide who will represent the Oregon House’s 52nd District. While we don’t know anything about Van Orman as a candidate, we advise her to look the fuck out. Lindland ain’t playin’.
Potential strategies for Van Orman may include highlighting Lindland’s complete lack of experience, portraying herself as the change candidate, and possibly grabbing the ropes to avoid takedowns.
If she really wants to go negative, there’s always this damning video evidence of Lindland’s poor decision-making skills. Watch the whole thing if you’re a glutton for punishment, or skip to 3:17 to see Lindland’s main contribution.
(As a side note, this really makes recent news of the IFL’s slow demise seem long overdue, doesn’t it?)