(“Before I tried Subway’s ‘Go Straight!’ diet, this is what my pants used to look like.”)
I don’t pretend to know anything about the Oregon political scene — and apparently neither does the state’s Republican party, who failed to submit candidates for several critical offices in time for yesterday’s deadline to file. Basically, shit’s in shambles, and MMA star Matt Lindland is trying to capitalize:
[As] is traditional on the filing deadline day, there were a few last-minute surprises. Republican House hopefuls will include both a former U.S. Congressman, Jim Bunn, who filed on Tuesday for the McMinnville seat held by retiring Rep. Donna Nelson, and an ultimate fighting champion, middleweight Matt Lindland of Eagle Creek, who is running for the seat vacated by retiring Rep. Patti Smith, R-Corbett.
Lindland is running on the following four-part platform:
— Increased school funding.
— A temporary sanction on non-domestic armbars.
— Abolishment of the 6% gross receipts tax on Oregon MMA events, and significant tax breaks for IFL coaches.